• WordNet 3.6
    • adv calumniously in a false and slanderous and defamatory manner; with slander or calumny
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calumniously In a calumnious manner; slanderously.
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  • Diogenes of Sinope
    Diogenes of Sinope
    “Calumny is only the noise of madmen.”
  • Herodotus
    “A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.”
  • Mary Stewart
    Mary Stewart
    “It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny.”


In literature:

Such men can live down temporary calumny, and almost take a delight in the isolation which it will produce.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
The man who uttered the calumny was killed in the duel that followed it.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
How could he face her, or her mother, or even her maid, now he had cognisance of this naughty calumny?
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
At present you have no enemies; but the moment you attempt distinction, you will be abused; calumniated, reviled.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Calumny goes side by side with fame, and courting fame as a man, he is as thin-skinned to calumny as a woman.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
You have shown that you can bear down calumny, and resist temptation.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
In vain have their calumniators been called upon to prove their statements.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
Had his enemies succeeded in bringing him to the block, he would have escaped the calumnies and the hatred of the Christian world.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
I had my share in running that calumny to cover.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Had Calumny and Villainy taken my walk, they had at that moment sworn eternal peace with such an object.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns

In poetry:

Your calumny against the great is impious,
it hurts yourself;
against the small it is mean,
for it hurts the victim.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
Just leave me to the memory
Of him I used to know,
Of the friend who stood beside me
So many years ago,
When you were quoting calumny
And I was plucking crow.
"My Wish" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Buzzing round the blueflies hear,
About the jujubes flocking!
So the slanderers appear,
Whose calumnies are shocking.
By no law or order bound,
All the kingdom they confound.
"Against Listening To Slanderers" by Confucius
From slander, and from calumny refrain;
So shalt thou save thy precious soul alive:
But if thou dost not thy loose tongue restrain,
Thou shalt correction for thy words receive.
"Advice, How To Govern Our Words, According To God's Will" by Rees Prichard
Say, such the scorn, the pride of Henry's breast,
It cannot Love's endearing softness share,
Say, vice degrades….Hold! slight my wild request,
Nor by such calumny my fury dare.
"Love Elegy, to Laura" by Amelia Opie
O tell me, were ye outlawed thus by Fate's behest?
Drives ye forth open hate, or secret grudge flee ye?
Follows ye unappeased an evil-doer's curse?
Are ye pursued by poisonous words of calumny?
"To The Clouds" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

In news:

Calumnious blogging is a serious offense against God's law.
Calumny in the Blogosphere.
Connecticut's contribution to calumny has all but obviated the need for Karl Rove to go negative on Dean.
With pity like this, who needs calumny.