The talebearer had given him an exaggerated account of the interview.
If he did these things, was he not a "talebearer" within the meaning of the rule?
Nobody could call him a detractor or a backbiter or a talebearer or a liar.
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
May we never suffer a tale to pass our lips; and let us never stand to hearken to a talebearer.
It does not always transpire that we are benefited by the act of the talebearer, but in this case it was highly salutary.
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people.
The dissection of a slanderer's or talebearer's heart would present the most loathsome specimen of morbid anatomy conceivable.
She might be worse, and so might Ed Dotey; he's no talebearer, though he is a self-sufficient coxcomb.
Yet so it is: she may be a talebearer, a liar, and a thief; she may have a taste for brandy, and no heart.