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slander sb. (unexplained in Meas. I. iii. 43*)
1. reproach, disgrace Err. IV. iv. 69 “Free from these s-s and this open shame,” R2 I. iii. 241 “A partial ” (=reproach of partiality), V. vi. 35 “A deed of ,” 2H6 III. ii. 209, R3 III. iii. 12 “for more to thy dismal seat,” Lucr. 1207; applied to persons who cause disgrace or bring reproach R2 I. i. 113 “this slander of his blood,” H5 III. vi. 86, R3 I. iii. 231.
2. evil report, ill repute Err. III. i. 105 “ lives upon succession,” Ado IV. i. 213, H8 II. i. 153, Cym. I. i. 71 “After the of most step-mothers.”
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