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  • In all talking and conversation let something be always said of spiritual things, and so shall all idle words and evil-speaking be avoided.

    Archive 2009-04-26

  • In all talking and conversation let something be always said of spiritual things, and so shall all idle words and evil-speaking be avoided.

    Santa Teresa de Avila's Maxims

  • So he bore with his injurious usage, saying to himself, Verily insolence and evil-speaking are causes of perdition and cast into confusion, and it is said, ‘The insolent is shent and the ignorant doth repent; and whose feareth, to him safety is sent’: moderation marketh the noble and gentle manners are of gains the grandest.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Such, too, was Moses rising up with great heart upon sinners against God, but with meek soul bearing their evil-speaking against himself.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • I have suffered too much from calumny to give a handle for evil-speaking.

    Ursula

  • Then Clara had, in her own judgment, accused the rector of lying, evil-speaking, and slandering, and had increased the measure of her cordiality to Mrs

    The Belton Estate

  • She, too, was civil, not to say choice, of speech, and quickly made proclamation of her Christianity and abhorrence of evil-speaking and cards.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • The original sense of obloquy was “evil-speaking,” but the current sense is the result of all the defamation, vituperation and invective: disgrace.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The original sense of obloquy was “evil-speaking,” but the current sense is the result of all the defamation, vituperation and invective: disgrace.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Thus then as regards the evil-speaking against Demaratos, that is to say about one who is my guest-friend,

    The History of Herodotus

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