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  • Quoting out of context, failing to indicate proper context and other such changes in fact make Mr. Will's column a slander and a columny.

    Letter To WaPo Ombud Howell About George Will's Smearing Of Webb

  • I understand you are not saying this to columny, you are making an important observation.

    Interior participation and devotions during Mass

  • Broder makes the effort, even now, at an age when many pundits have retreated into armchair columny.

    A question for Glenn Greenwald - Swampland - TIME.com

  • My colleague in columny down the hall, Maureen Dowd, found a way to turn the phrase around.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Is it then possible? can vice reside in a bosom, apparently consecrated to every social virtue? or if not, can there be so much refined malice among men? are there then spirits, who seek the haunts of innocence, and honor, for the fell purpose of columny? and are they suffered to dwell in safety, while their envenomed shafts, strike deep into the guiltless unoffending heart, and there wound even to death?

    Agnes De-Courci: a Domestic Tale

  • Presumably a portmanteau word composed of "column" and "calumny", I saw the word "columny" for the first time in this post by Matt Welch in response to

    Blogrunner

  • [(spirits, who seek the haunts of innocence, and honor, for the fell purpose of columny) 29.2 (?) -16.8 (and)] TJ

    Agnes De-Courci: a Domestic Tale

  • My colleague in columny, Anthony Lewis, who I suspect reads the British press, noted that “the emollient Bush words about loving the environment did not match the reality of the administration’s destructive actions.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • “If I want to reflect on the Heat’s series with the Chicago Bulls,” asks my colleague in columny, “do I say, ‘The Heat were crushed’ or ‘The Heat was crushed’?

    No Uncertain Terms

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  • “In those days, he called himself a “harmless little fuzzball.�? He’s a lot less harmless now. I went on to columny, as my pal Bill Safire called it, and Rush went on to calumny.�?

    The New York Times, Who Are You Calling a Narcissist, Rush?, by Maureen Dowd, November 3, 2009

    November 4, 2009