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  • n. Plural form of libeller.


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  • A committee of inquiry was appointed, and reported that the libellers were the printer of the

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • For my part, I admire the philosophic forbearance of the Scots, as much as I despise the insolence of those wretched libellers, which is akin to the arrogance of the village cock, who never crows but upon his own dunghill.’

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • Macauley writes of the 'libellers' who, not content with a rich, damaging dossier on Napoleon, were in the habit of publishing 'how he poisoned a girl with arsenic, when he was in military school ” how he hired a grenadier to shoot Dessaix at Marengo ” how he filled St. Cloud with all the pollutions of Capri.'

    The Kennedy Scandals

  • The interest of the republic of literature and reason demands that those libellers should be delivered up to public indignation, lest their example, operating upon the sordid love of gain, should stimulate others to imitation; and the more so, as nothing is so easy as to copy books in alphabetical order, and add to them insipidities, calumnies, and abuse.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Character; but that can hardly be the pamphlet referred to here, because it is directed against libellers and backbiters, and cannot be described as “pretty civil.”

    The Journal to Stella

  • I will silence these libellers once for all, and destroy their contemptible free press by the executioner's axe.

    Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia

  • Although, as Fielding adds, those who knew him would not take their opinion from those who knew him not, it is to be feared that the scurrilous libellers of the day succeeded in creating a prejudice that is hardly yet dispersed.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • Having thus seen to the public welfare, Fielding also happily settles a little score of his own on one of his anonymous libellers.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • It was too red in ordinary, though not so much so as his libellers gave out, nor so distinguished in colour from the rest of his face.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 534, February 18, 1832

  • She is affianced, and among us that tie is quite as legitimate as marriage, and, our libellers say, a little stronger.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843


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