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an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

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His optimism seems to carry him toward success despite the calumnies spread about him because of his foreign blood.
The author adds to these the myth of liberal brilliance and a host of smaller calumnies.
Fraser dispels some of the more flagrant calumnies directed at the queen, such as her involvement in the affair of the Diamond Necklace.
ITS reputation, if you believe such calumnies, suggests that you wouldn't be at all surprised to find a sign there proclaiming SWEENEY TODD, Purveyor of Fine Mutton Pies.
For far too long the more than three million veterans of Vietnam -- from all our military services -- have had to abide the vicious calumnies and caricatures of their critics in the media and academia and the seeming indifference or antipathy of the American public at large.
And Russell's biases toward British empiricism led him to paint verbal pictures of philosophers he did not care for -- Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, William James - that were at best caricatures and at worst calumnies.
When I interviewed Yaffa Eliach for the newspaper story, she'd mentioned the attempts by Holocaust-deniers to discredit her, and I'd found some of their calumnies on the Internet.
First the NHS lunges from crisis to crisis, then they bungle the reforms to the legal system, and now, calumny of calumnies, they have upset Alan McGee.
A minor instance among hundreds is his repetition of the usual calumnies against "Sicily's persistent backwardness.
And by acquiescing in such a judgment, by greeting its denial with ambivalence, by asserting with greater and greater vehemence that other issues are somehow more pressing or more relevant, we assert more eloquently than anyone in the religious right that their calumnies are true, that we are indeed incapable, wounded so deeply that such commitments and responsibilities are beyond our reach and even beyond our desire.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad spewed forth the standard ultra-Farrakhanist nonsense about Jews controlling the slave trade, as well as other calumnies against gays, the Pope and women.
Inciting hatred and denigration against Bahrain's political regime, diffusing calumnies and rumours, disseminating subversive propaganda to disrupt and jeopardise security and stability feature in the count of charges.
He accepted his distinction as a means of destroying the calumnies against him; England accepted it as a national honour.