Defamous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Defamous Defamatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • defamous Conveying defamation; slanderous.
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Usage

In literature:

Their plan of life is to defame other people, and by this means proclaim their own superiority over other weak mortals.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
I should defame the Abencerrages race, To let a lady suffer in my place.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
I ought to be glad if somebody kills my father's defamer.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
A noble enthusiasm in praise of Woman is not incompatible with a spirited zeal in defamation of women.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
Vulgar ranters like Dippel and Barth might defame religion.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
For instance he will have immunity from defamation actions.
"Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster" by Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
I do not suppose for a moment that Thackeray consciously defamed these men.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He instituted prosecutions of Procter and others for defamation, and recovered against them all.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Thus will be seen the double malice of defamation.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Thoughtless writers have talked Lincoln's ancestry down, and careless biographers have defamed him.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
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In poetry:

Never again shall the manacles gall you
Never again shall the whip stroke defame!
Nobles and Freemen, your destinies call you
Onward to honor, to glory and fame.
"Emancipation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Oh, Innocence! compell'd to seek the shade,
And pine neglected in the cheerless wild,
Defam'd by Slander, Envy's fav'rite child,
Weep on, for Prudence shuns thee, wretched maid!
"To Prudence" by Charlotte Dacre
Of petty souls whose joy is defamation,
Of malice, envy, cruelty, and greed
Each day supplies its sickening revelation,
And makes imperative my spirit's need
To sleep and to forget.
"To Sleep And Forget" by John Lawson Stoddard
Full ninescore thousand, of th' Assyrian name
Were by an Angel slaughter'd on the plain,
All in one night — because they dar'd defame
The Lord of Hoses, and take his name in vain.
"Against Swearing" by Rees Prichard
Jehovah! Jehovah! I slew him, the scourge and sting of Thy Nation.
Take from me his spirit, take from me the voice of his blood.
With madness I rave--by day and by night, defamation!
Jehovah, release me! Jehovah! if still Thou art God!
"Jael" by Cale Young Rice
Shall the Arctic blame the Torrid? Shall the East defame the West?
Shall the foot rebuke the forehead
That it thinks in lazy rest?
Every creature to its mission, Every bullet to its mark,
Every man in his condition
Wanted for the Church's Ark!
"Individuality" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

It is really outrageous to constantly read articles defaming Mitt Romney but putting President Barack Obama in favorable light.
Google has been instructed to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger in a defamation lawsuit filed by an Indian construction company against them, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Clemens filed a defamation suit against former trainer Brian McNamee on Jan 6, 2008, the day this interview was broadcast and 10 days after it was filmed.
ABC News asks federal judge to throw out 1 Billion Dollar defamation law suit filed by meat processor.
The Heartland Institute, an anti-climate science think tank, has launched a billboard campaign to defame those who agree with the position that humans have had a significant influence on climate.
A defamation lawsuit filed by a tenured professor against the dean of the Widener University School of Law has been settled, according to an statement released by the professor's attorney.
Let's set aside those defamation allegations and the whole pen name scandal for a bit.
Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez agreed in principle on Thursday to not mention Casey Anthony's murder trial during her upcoming defamation trial, if they can avoid it.
Casey Anthony has been subpoenaed in Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez defamation case.
Spence sues Nixon for defamation over bank ad.
Tom Cruise is suing for defamation over a Life & Style cover alleging he "abandoned" daughter Suri.
Ariel Winter's mom sues actor for defamation, saying he called her an ' abusive monster' online.
'Modern Family' actress Ariel Winter's mom sues her for defamation.
Wife of Episcopal cathedral's ex-dean had said she was defamed.
Let's not waste words here: Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), you screwed up royally.
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In science:

Some colleagues used to apply the defaming expression “post-dictions” to explanations.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
This last affirmation smacks simply of defamation though it is interesting, nonetheless, to try to understand why religion for Sokal (and Bricmont) is a pseudoscience in the same way that astrology is.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
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