And Tobin, by somehow completely ignoring the definition of the word "aspersion," said this wasn't one.
I suspect that Obama, too—for all his personal angst over the Muslim aspersion—will be with squarely with me on this one.
Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.
But think not that I ever had any idea of casting an aspersion on you.
Julia would not have understood the full meaning of this aspersion of her purity, had she not caught Humphreys's eye.
She evidently regarded the statement as an aspersion upon myself.
It always seems to me, by the way, that the term is an aspersion against the institution of marriage.
But of this aspersion he was fully cleared, by the confession of the real father.
Loud murmurs of dissent from twenty boys greeted this aspersion.
"You call 'em hole-proof socks," said Skippy, ignoring the aspersion.
mid-15c., from Latin aspersionem (nominative aspersio) "a sprinkling," noun of action from past participle stem of aspergere "to sprinkle on," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + spargere "sprinkle, strew" (see sparse). Originally in theology, the shedding of Christ's blood. Modern sense of "bespattering with slander" first attested 1590s. To cast aspersions was in Fielding (1749).