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Gossip

See also Slander.
Gourmandism (See EPICUREANISM, GLUTTONY.)
Graciousness (See COURTESY, HOSPITALITY.)
assembly of women
symbolizes gossip in dream context. [Dream Lore: Jobes, 143]
Blondie and Tootsie
two characters continually gossiping from morning to night. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Duchess of Berwick
rumor-jabbering woman upsets Lady Windermere. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Norris, Mrs.
Fanny’s aunt, the universal type of busybody. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
Peyton Place
New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
Sneerwell, Lady
leader of a group that creates and spreads malicious gossip. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal]
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The gossipmongers accused him of overflowing ego, Presidential ambition and offensive management of power.
Colonel Adel Al-Hashash, Director General of Relations and Security Information at the Ministry of Interior, said in a statement rumors may cause fear, insecurity and rifts in the national unity, saying there are laws that prohibit and penalize the gossipmongers.
While Anushka is away on work for another project, gossipmongers could not help remember that Ranveer, very much the limelight moth of the evening, happens to be Anushka's ex.
Granted a furlough by his protectors on Araw ng Kagitingan last Thursday, he joined friends, strangers, and gossipmongers for a spot of lunch in Malate, Manila.
When US Congressman Stephen Collins breaks down while relating the death of his staff assistant, the media swarms and gossipmongers seize on the possibility of an extra-marital affair.
Manager Sabine Kehm has broken her silence to slam the gossipmongers spreading false news on the coma-stricken Formula One (F1) racing legend.
60-62] commented that "The successful operator requires a mind of crystal, a heart of adamant, and a will of iron; these, when combined with a mind indifferent to the rumor of the gossipmongers, or to the temporary shrinkage of the price of securities, will bring safety and profit.
Among many other works since 2000, three large groupings stole the show: Lunar Lunacy, Gossipmongers and Passage Through Venetian Light.
We should not lend ears to gossipmongers and keep a firm belief in the political acumen of the party leadership, he argued.
For example, Swedbank, fending off swirling social media-triggered gossip about hard times, was forced to ask the Lithuanian Department of Security to trace down the gossipmongers.
That, combined with her lack of mentioning a boyfriend to the press, may have some gossipmongers speculating just how much she's aligned with the rainbow flag.
Gossipmongers inside the royal family's homes (the presidential palaces in Heliopolis and Sharm el-Sheikh) say that the 83-year-old former President helplessly gave in to his wife's overwhelming dream to have her boy elected President later this year.