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I do not believe all that is said, but it is necessary to put the rumors on record.

Knew him the best of all, and other than that of the rumors.

Rumors of a war with France were then current for the tenth time in Berlin.

There were rumors that he remained because of other schemes concerning his new estate.

As for Captain Cy, he did not take the trouble to affirm or deny the rumors.

The rumors, always contradicted, that the embezzler had been caught!

Of course, a hundred rumors gave their own version of this illness.

I cannot tell what rumors may have reached you of all that has happened here.

And borne on the crest of all these rumors was one—great, paramount.

If I could have traced these rumors to any direct source, I could have known how to deal with them.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French rumor "commotion, widespread noise or report" (Modern French rumeur), from Latin rumorem (nominative rumor) "noise, clamor, common talk, hearsay, popular opinion," related to ravus "hoarse," from PIE *reu- "to bellow." Related: Rumorous. Rumor mill is from 1887. Dutch rumoer, German Rumor are from French.

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