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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of calumniate.


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  • The Abbé de la Blétrie calumniates him sufficiently by saying that all his virtues were only seeming, while all his vices were real.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Aristo says, that blow up our clothes: but the curious person not only strips off the garments and clothes of his neighbours, but breaks through their walls, opens their doors, and like the wanton wind, that insinuates itself into maidenly reserve, he pries into and calumniates dances and routs and revels.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • But the plaintiff calumniates us by an action for sacrilege.

    The Training of a Public Speaker

  • It is a liberty by which the gentleman who calumniates it might have profited.

    II. On the Right to Tax America

  • Do not break the chains that bind you to society, respect its judgments if they are fair to you: but if some day it calumniates you and spurns you, have pride enough to find a way to do without it.


  • But he calumniates the Divine Paul, who said, “that Almighty God is not able to deny Himself.”

    Dionysius the Areopagite, Works (1897)

  • 'Here is Lohier who is going to make a fine fuss about our trial; he calumniates us all, and tells the world it is of no good.

    Jeanne d'Arc

  • It asserts, and proves, that the order of civilization is artificial, contradictory, inadequate; that it engenders oppression, misery, and crime; it denounces, not to say calumniates, the whole past of social life, and pushes on with all its might to a reformation of morals and institutions.

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

  • In the absence of this all-important source of information, it would be unsafe to adopt Bertolotti's argument, that the legend calumniates Francesco in order to exculpate Beatrice, without some reservation.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction

  • The pulpit is weak because it too often belittles and demeans this life; because it slanders and calumniates the natural and is the enemy of joy.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews


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