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  • verb Present participle of asperse.

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Examples

  • Like to that kind is this: aspersing a man's actions with harsh censures and foul terms, importing that they proceed from ill principles, or tend to bad ends; so as it doth not or cannot appear.

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • Amen! Amen! with all my heart to thy benediction and prayer, O priest! as, aspersing his lifeless remains with holy-water, thou sayest, _Requiescat!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • Corynasus as purifying his companions, at the funeral of Misenus, by passing three times around them while aspersing them with the lustral waters; and to do so conveniently, it was necessary that he should have moved with his right hand towards them.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • As the honest always feel pleasure in showing regard for the old, so do the wicked always take delight in aspersing the good.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • As the honest always feel pleasure in showing regard for the old, so do the wicked always take delight in aspersing the good.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • I suppose I had been misrepresented to them by some here upon account of party, or to ingratiate themselves by aspersing others, as one party here too often occasion; but I hope your Majesty will be so just as not to give credit to such misrepresentations.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.

  • The aspersing of the newly-made war-drums made them efficacious.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • And so, we average-novel-readers plod on jealously to the end, whether we advance (to cite examples already somewhat of yesterday) under the leadership of Mr. Upton Sinclair aspersing the integrity of modern sausages and millionaires, or of Mr. Hall Caine saying about Roman Catholics what ordinary people would hesitate to impute to their relatives by marriage -- or whether we be more suavely allured onward by Mr.. Florence Barclay, or Mr. Sydnor

    The Certain Hour

  • When not virulently aspersing the mutton, he was expressing his opinion of muddle-headed weakness which would permit household bills to mount in a manner which could only bring ruin and disaster upon a minister of the gospel who throughout a protracted career of usefulness had sapped his intellectual manhood in the useless effort to support in silly idleness a family of brainless and maddening fools.

    T. Tembarom

  • If, therefore, it pleases your courtiers to advance in your favour by aspersing me, let them seek some other ground for advancing themselves at my expense.

    The History of Rome, Vol. V

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