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uh spur zhuhn

  • n  a disparaging remark
    in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
  • n  an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  • n  the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

  • There is a growing movement among celebrities to hold gossip magazines accountable for their reckless aspersions.
  • The local mayor declared all his assets on the Internet and successfully disproved the aspersions cast by his political rivals.
  • This baseless statement casts a most serious aspersion upon the venerable and distinguished religious leader.

  • Phil Jackson in Press-Enterprise
    I wouldn't throw any aspersion on Sacramento at all,Jackson said. "Look at our surroundings that we have around us and you can just feel the ambivalence of the town. And I'm glad that they are supporting their Sacramento team, and...
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Hürriyet
    I want to congratulate the opposition for its lively imagination. The only thing they do is commit defamation and aspersion,ErdoÄŸan said. "Which part of the draft law mentions Israeli companies? Do you think there are only Israelis who...
  • Grant Thomas in ABC Online
    If there is an aspersion being cast that there's two per cent of players that come up with positive tests, I don't see why 98 per cent of players should have to worry about what they do during their eight weeks off if they're not offending,...

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