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aspersion

Rare the act of sprinkling, esp of water in baptism
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With such pacific and bantering remarks did Mr Brass refute the foul aspersion on his character; but the virtuous Sarah, moved by stronger feelings, and having at heart, perhaps, a more jealous regard for the honour of her family, flew from her brother's side, without any previous intimation of her design, and darted at the prisoner with the utmost fury.
Let us now pause and ask ourselves whether, in the course of these papers, the proposed Constitution has not been satisfactorily vindicated from the aspersions thrown upon it; and whether it has not been shown to be worthy of the public approbation, and necessary to the public safety and prosperity.
Why, Mother, you don't think it would be a good way of sustaining my dignity to set about vindicating myself from the aspersions of Will Maskery?
She said this not disparagingly, but affectionately rather, as though, by acknowledging the worst about him, she wished to protect him from the aspersions of her friends.
Hawley in expression of a general feeling, as to think it due to your Christian profession that you should clear yourself, if possible, from unhappy aspersions.
And as to abuse and aspersions, we are both of us far too deeply ashamed of the errors and vices of our other halves, to make them the common subject of our correspondence.
You are casting aspersions," remonstrated Peter Ivanovitch, "which as far as you are concerned "
Indeed, I don't want to cast aspersions, but it's just as well to have no illusions.
They make fun of Bihar's culture, cast aspersion on its DNA and call it a BIMARU state,"she said in apparent reference to the remarks made by Modi during his recent visits to Bihar.
Later, the opposition staged a walkout from the assembly strongly protesting the unwarranted statement of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, while Raja Faisal Zaman of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP)'s Nighat Orakzai submitted a privilege motion in the assembly stating that Imran Khan was repeatedly talking about illegally and undemocratically dissolution of the assembly casting aspersion on the people.
No aspersion is intended against used-car salesmen, many of whom are honest and trustworthy, but their profession has acquired the reputation of un-trustworthiness due to the actions of a few unscrupulous salesmen in the past and it has stuck for all eternity.
We challenged the runaway plant rhetoric of the royalties provision, the lobbying-is-a-dirty-word aspersion of the lobbying provision, and the "close-a-loophole; it's-as-easy-as-pie" rationale of the corporate information reporting proposal.