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slander

(slăn′dĕr) [LL. scandalum, cause of offense]
Defaming the character of another through injurious speech. To qualify legally for slander, speech must intentionally impugn the reputation of another and be both malicious and demonstrably false.
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Clearly aware of the episode relating Evdokiia's instructions to her children regarding slanderers and troublemakers found in the SK's version of the tale but omitted in the LLS's version, the illustrators skillfully worked the theme of the conversation into the opening miniature.
Animal imagery, in particular, remains extremely similar throughout the period: abuse of words is commonly associated with the seducing and lying serpent; adders and asps are also usually compared to the tongue, and slanderers are represented as lions, dogs, and pigs.
In response to remarks by the minister on Phedonos' claims of civil servants selling antiquities in the black market, in which he deemed the Paphos mayor a "slanderer", Fedonos hit back in a statement referencing Andreas Demetriades' nearly thirty-year stint as legal advisor to the municipality.
And now I don't want to be famous any more: The slanderers who turned my public face to coal Have lost the power they once had over my soul, Now that I don't want to be famous any more.
One could, as some do, come to the conclusion that Germany's journalists and writers are merely a bunch of unfair demagogues and slanderers of Turkey.
But let us bear in mind the Holy Bible's warning of perilous times and perilous men (2 Timothy 3), those who will be "unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good" whom people should turn away from.
Once they stepped down from the picture frame and walked into the hurly-burly of actual political life, though, the founding fathers spent much of their time hiring professional slanderers to accuse one another of treason, malfeasance and perversion.
Of these slanderers, the President went on, "you have their heirs to-day in those who traduce our armies in the Philippines, who fix their eyes on individual deeds of wrong so keenly that at last they become blind to the great work of peace and freedom that has already been accomplished." (3) Using old Confederates to discredit anti-imperialists helped Roosevelt answer his critics and it also connected racial politics of nation and empire.
A few works published after the Companion that can be added to an essential bibliography of early modern women include: three bilingual critical editions, Julia Hairston, The Poems and Letters of Tullia d'Aragona and Others (CRRS, 2014); Pere Torrellas and Juan de Flores, Three Spanish 'Querelle' Texts: Grisel and Mirabella, The Slander against Women, and The Defense of Ladies against Slanderers, ed.
"We strongly condemn slanderers who insult a person's honor, display their own ugliness by perpetrating dirty acts of slander, try to deprive women of their freedom, attempt to hide the truth with the help of perception management and turn off their conscience for their political gain," the women's associations said.
Al-Qahoom maintained that security in the city is better now than it was in the past, calling all those who claim the opposite "slanderers."
Psalm 6 is the impassioned plea of a deeply suffering individual; Psalm 12 is a cry for help against slanderers.