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  • adjective Assailed with contemptuous language.

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  • adjective Assailed with contemptuous language
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of malign.

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Examples

  • "One feels for one's friends when maligned, that is all," said Vaura, carelessly.

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  • Motherless, with neither brother nor sister, his aged and infirm father dying in Italy, where he could not be permitted to visit him, banished from his native land, jealously watched and menaced by all the allied powers, his fair name maligned, all these considerations seemed to fill his cup of sorrow to the brim.

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  • Over the weekend South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint suggested that marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell could have won her bid for Delaware's Senate seat had she not been so "maligned" by the national GOP.

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  • McLeod also asserted that the board had "maligned" another complainant for leaking a confidential board report without sufficient evidence.

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  • It is news to me that historians have "maligned" the Countess and that the Tolstoys 'marriage has been "labeled one of the worst in history."

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  • The audacity of such a return in the face of Turenne, who was doubtless in the King of Navarre's suite, almost took my breath away; nevertheless, I saw that it possessed one advantage which no other course promised -- that, I mean, of setting us right in the eyes of the world, and enabling me to meet in a straightforward manner such as maligned us.

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  • Jim DeMint suggested that marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell she not been so "maligned" by the national GOP.

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  • That was almost worse than his babbling about the Angels being "maligned".

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  • That was almost worse than his babbling about the Angels being "maligned".

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  • McLeod also asserted that the board had "maligned" another complainant for leaking a confidential board report without sufficient evidence.

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