slanderously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv slanderously in a false and slanderous and defamatory manner; with slander or calumny
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slanderously In a slanderous manner; with slander; calumniously; with false and malicious report.
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.”
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.”
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    “In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.”
  • St. Bernard
    St. Bernard
    “Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “A generous confession disarms slander.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    Titus%20Maccius%20Plautus
    “Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.”

Usage

In literature:

No man shall repeat that foul slander in my presence, and live!
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
The tea-table has been the butt of many a jest and sarcasm, as a fountain of gossip and slander.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
Your Beverley is wronged; slandered most vilely.
"The Gamester (1753)" by Edward Moore
Every one knows that this is slanderous as regards the representatives of the people.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
The first license given to the tongue is slander.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
Not long after this certain persons slandered Arsaces, saying that he was purposing to undertake some seditious enterprise.
"History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8)" by Procopius
The little slanderous imputation before mentioned, has been the bait which hurried the opposite party into this publication.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
You have indeed received the federal unction of lying and slandering.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Was that a baseless slander?
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
It is one of the commonest slanders in history.
"Sunrise" by William Black
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In poetry:

Keener yet than the keenest
Blade, thy tongue watches
To generate wild untruth
And plot slander' gainst the good.
"Song II" by Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski
And he may doff his gown,
Who slandered for pay,
And he may either hang or drown,
For "the dog hath had his day."
"The Queen's Triumph" by Samuel Bamford
And Ulfius and Brastias answered, `Ay.'
Then Bedivere, the first of all his knights
Knighted by Arthur at his crowning, spake—
For bold in heart and act and word was he,
Whenever slander breathed against the King—
"The Coming Of Arthur" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
For I remember a quarrel I had with your father, my dear,
All for a slanderous story, that cost me many a tear.
I mean your grandfather, Annie: it cost me a world of woe,
Seventy years ago, my darling, seventy years ago.
"The Grandmother" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Fear no more, the lightning-flash,
Nor th’ all-dreaded thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan:
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust. (‘Cymbeline.’)
"Fear No More" by William Shakespeare
I am a man, and in God's image made,
I have a soul shall neither die nor fade,
God has possessed me with human reason,
Speak not against me lest thou speakest treason.
For if I am the image of my Maker,
Of slanders laid on me He is partaker.
"The Sinner and The Spider" by John Bunyan

In news:

Sorkin Slanders the Tea Party.
Slander hearing begins this week.
In siding with Wynn, the jury determined there was clear and convincing evidence that Francis slandered Wynn and knew his allegations were false when he made them.
A New York court says its no longer slander to falsely call someone gay.
The soured relationship between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its key benefactor, the Paul Mellon Estate, withered further Jan 5 when the TRF sued an executor of the endowment for libel and slander .
A New York appeals court reversed decades of rulings today, deciding that false statements about sexuality are no longer defamatory, and therefore not legally slanderous .
A jury says Francis slandered Wynn when he claimed the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert.
' Slander ' and free speech are one and the same.
"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.".
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury says "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis slandered Steve Wynn when he claimed the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert.
Jury awards casino mogul $20M in slander case.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander case against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis, who claimed the creator of some of Las Vegas' most.
The jury, siding with Wynn, determined there was clear and convincing evidence that Francis slandered the Vegas billionaire, and knew his allegations were false when he made them.
In siding with Wynn, the jury determined that there was clear and convincing evidence that Francis slandered the casino mogul and knew his allegations were false when he made them.
SEATTLE (AP) – Amanda Knox's Italian lawyer has filed an appeal of her slander conviction in Italy, a Knox family spokesman in Seattle said Monday.
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