- v attack as false or wrong
- She impugned that his piece was blatantly plagiarised from her novel.
- Brownell: I did not impugn his loyalty, and I did not intend to impugn his loyalty.
- A chastened Butz is sued a statement saying that his gaffe "was not intended to impugn the motives or the integrity of any religious group, ethnic group or religious leader.
- Richard Blumenthal in Los Angeles Times
On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that,Blumenthal said. "But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to my country."
- Sammy Wilson in Belfast Telegraph
On the other hand Mr Wilson, among very few prepared to be named, said: "As far as I am concerned (Peter) has got support, the stories about Iris don't impugn him."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in FOXNews
Clinton described Bush's way as "hoard power, disregard science, shred the Constitution, smear dissenters, impugn patriots, go it alone in the world wherever you can and cooperate only when you have to."