noun, plural cal·um·nies.
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Origin of calumny
Words nearby calumny
Example sentences from the Web for calumny
He knows his hope for another presidential appointment could be hampered, because, as Choharis told the court, Jefferson “cannot escape the calumny” of false accusations.
One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.
It has been said that the Duke betrayed the Bourbons and was privy to the Emperor's return, but this is a calumny.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Calumny, instead of gratitude, was unsparingly heaped upon herself and her husband.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The similitude is a calumny on the descendants of Ishmael; the fiercest Bedouin are refined and mild compared with the Apaches.Overland|John William De Forest
Neither envy nor calumny had the least influence over me, or I felt it only from persons who had not the power to injure me.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Then he flung his glove at the king's feet, saying: "Let him who believes that calumny come forward!"Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac