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

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Fraser dispels some of the more flagrant calumnies directed at the queen, such as her involvement in the affair of the Diamond Necklace.
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.
Thomas Aquinas, not to mention Maimonides and Avicenna, to something less than a footnote is a blunder too big to be a mere mistake.) 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. The Dream of Reason does not have these flaws: with one slight exception, Gottlieb is as fair as he is comprehensive.
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." Backward by what standard?
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.
He accepted his distinction as a means of destroying the calumnies against him; England accepted it as a national honour.
But the real paradox is that, while Graglia decries feminist calumnies against the housewife as passive, absorbed in tasks "unconnected with mental ability," and even "less than fully human," her "Brunhilde" evokes that very stereotype.
Their status as aliens made them vulnerable to calumnies like that of Haman.
I have a folder on my table in Israel entitled 'Calumnies against Pius XII,' but my judgment cannot but be positive.