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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of asperse.

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Examples

  • ‘In the very hour of his return almost — before the shoe upon his foot is dry — he asperses his father’s memory to his mother!

    Little Dorrit

  • Where heroes mixed sat round the noble board, because they maintained society and good fellowship; for the latter truly mixed and joined friends, but our modern system divides and asperses them as persons who, though seemingly very good friends, cannot so much as eat with one another out of the same dish.

    Symposiacs

  • Where heroes mixed sat round the noble board, because they maintained society and good fellowship; for the latter truly mixed and joined friends, but our modern system divides and asperses them as persons who, though seemingly very good friends, cannot so much as eat with one another out of the same dish.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The spirit which now asperses the character of the Abolitionists, is the _very same_ which dressed up the

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The spirit which now asperses the character of the Abolitionists, is the _very same_ which dressed up the

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • The spirit which now asperses the character of the Abolitionists, is the _very same_ which dressed up the

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The spirit which now asperses the character of the Abolitionists, is the _very same_ which dressed up the

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • DEFAMATION differs from contumely in that the one supposes the absence, the other, the presence, of the person vilified; and again, in that the former asperses the reputation of the victim while the latter attacks the honor due or paid to said reputation.

    Explanation of Catholic Morals A Concise, Reasoned, and Popular Exposition of Catholic Morals

  • Highlander then takes a large brush, with which he profusely asperses the occupants of all beds, from whom it is not unusual for him to receive ungrateful remonstrances against ablution.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • For he who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses

    Paradise Lost: The Ninth Book

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