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  • noun Plural form of maligner.


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  • Thomas Howard refers bitterly to the "maligners" with whom the play met

    Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

  • The anti-Obama bile, complete with the scurrilous and phony doctored photos of Obama as a Muslim terrorist is the staple on many of the sites, and is repeated as a sickening mantra by the Obama character maligners.

    New Yorker Depicted Obama Horribly Wrong, but Got It Horribly Right about the Slanders

  • Yet have my maligners carried their uncharitable censures still farther.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • This gave the lie to any of those maligners who said I wished to make a prisoner of my wife.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • No gold or gems adorn the hilt of that war-worn scimitar; but there is blood upon the blade — the blood of the enemies of my country, and the maligners of my honest fame.


  • It has even been reported by maligners, that I sung a song while under this vinous influence; but, as I remember nothing of it, and never attempted to turn a tune in all my life before or since, I would willingly hope there is no actual foundation for the calumny.

    Rob Roy

  • Wherein he hath discouered their weaknesse, and honorably performed more then could be in reason expected of him: which had he not done, would not these maligners, who seeke occasions of slander, haue reported him to be suspicious of a people, of whose infidelity he had no testimony: and to be fearefull without cause, if he had refused to giue credit to their promises without any aduenture?

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • He daily informed Dion of what he heard or what he feigned the soldiers said against him; whereby he gained that credit and confidence, that he was allowed by Dion to consort privately with whom he would, and talk freely against him in any company, that he might discover who were his secret and factious maligners.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • And whatever harm the world – maligners may do, the harm of the good is the harmfulest harm!

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Were it otherwise, then would the tarantulas teach otherwise: and they themselves were formerly the best world – maligners and heretic – burners.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none


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