If a person who prys into the characters of others, with no other design but to discover their faults, and to publish them to the world, deserves the title of a slanderer
of the reputations of men, why should not a critic, who reads with the same malevolent view, be as properly stiled the slanderer
of the reputation of books?
But you surely don't expect me to go around shooting every slanderer
in the Solomons that opens his mouth?
715-716) Do not get a name either as lavish or as churlish; as a friend of rogues or as a slanderer
of good men.
Bulstrode felt a shuddering nausea, and did not speak, but was considering diligently whether he should not leave Raffles to do as he would, and simply defy him as a slanderer
Geoffrey Delamayn, whose fair fame had been assailed (it was needless, the correspondent added in parenthesis, to say how groundlessly), was understood to have expressed, not only the indignation natural under the circumstances but also his extreme regret at not finding himself in a position to aid Captain Newenden's efforts to bring the anonymous slanderer
MY child died, before his father's eyes, a far more agonising and painful death than that young slanderer
of his sister's worth is meeting while I speak.
Diomed all undaunted answered, "Archer, you who without your bow are nothing, slanderer
and seducer, if you were to be tried in single combat fighting in full armour, your bow and your arrows would serve you in little stead.
And Pyotr Petrovitch is a contemptible slanderer
," Dounia snapped out, suddenly.
It seems to me that if what he says is false, the proper name for it is calumny, defamation of character; and such a slanderer
deserves the thrashing.
Remember the prayer of our holy litany, where we implore the Divine Power—’that it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers
, and to turn their hearts.
There was a grin upon the ghastly countenance of the French gentleman under the influence of the firelight, as if he were computing how many thousand slanderers
and traitors array themselves against the fortunate, on premises exactly answering to those of Mr Wegg.
The patient Year had lived through the reproaches and misuses of its slanderers
, and faithfully performed its work.