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  • n  a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  • n  an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

  • No public figure is safe from calumny, no matter how hard they try to keep their anonymity
  • The journalist did not waver in the face of calumny and insinuation and instead exposed the big corporation.
  • That calumny isn't far from what was the critical consensus for decades after World War II ended.
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  • When forming connections, focus on the positive
    "We lost power!" or "Oooo, Pretty!"? You get to choose.Photo by Thomas BushIf you listen to the radio or open the newspaper (or your favorite electronic equivalent), it seems like the world is full of bad news. Disasters, calumny,...
    July 21, 2013 -

  • Silvio Berlusconi in EUbusiness (press release)
    The electoral results will represent a terrible defeat for this left, which has substituted an electoral programme -- which it doesn't have -- for calumny,Berlusconi said on state television.
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Sydney Morning Herald
    French Catholic bishops said pedophilia accusations were being used in a slanderous campaign against the Pope, saying in a letter to the pontiff: "We carry with you the pain being caused by this calumny that targets you and we renew the expression...
  • Dominique de Villepin in Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said on Friday he had been the victim of "calumny and lies", as he emerged from 17 hours of questioning by magistrates over an apparent smear campaign against a political rival.

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