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Indeed, for years the Heritage Foundation had a special section with no other task than to calumniate the U.N.
Villegas also said that vulgarity has been used to 'mock the memory of the murdered; to calumniate a faithful departed who cannot defend himself; to gossip about the dead; to add inconsiderate sorrow to the grief of those they have left behind.'
"Now, vulgarity has taken another twist--to mock the memory of the murdered; to calumniate a faithful departed who cannot defend himself; to gossip about the dead; to add inconsiderate sorrow to the grief of those they have left behind.
And also a metaphorical dimension, if the claim, God is man--i.e., man at the peak of his potential, for "the voice of honest indignation is the voice of God" (MHH 12; E 38), and "those who envy or calumniate great men hate God, for there is no other God" (MHH 23; E 43)--is to avoid becoming materialistically reinterpreted to mean, Man is God--i.e., man as he presently exists, in all his imperfection.
Posterity seldom even troubled to censure or calumniate him; it simply forgot him; and forgotten he has largely stayed, despite modest revivals in recent years.
The salient virtue of Smith's irresistibly compelling performance is how he can charm and calumniate his quarry with equal ease and assurance, a spider enticing one fly after another into his web of deceit.
Their aim was to calumniate non-Arabs, especially Persians, while praising the Bedouin, the primal Arab element, to the utmost extent.
Like Kenneth Starr's, Ashcroft's evangelical background marks him out as Other, an outsider to the media consensus and therefore someone that the Democratic opposition can calumniate and attempt to force from public life without any fear of repercussions.
This condition of indeterminacy is what, for example, enables one critic to calumniate Tennyson's determinedly spotless Elaine, by speculating she belongs with Vivien on the queen's sinister side, and stands the best chance of "growing up morally" into a Guinevere at best.
Martin Steinmann defines the convention as follows: "If X, Y, and Z are characters in Elizabethan drama [or French classical, as my example shows], if X calumniates Y to Z, and Z, without proof or serious investigation, credits (that is, believes) X's calumnies, then we may not interpret Z's crediting them as a ...
Madame Cottin wrote a false and rather bad novel on this subject, that calumniates the sublime character of the heroine ...
Even worse, he calumniates Americans en masse: "Are we willing to sacrifice our individual desires for the common good?