slander (n.)
dishonour, disgrace, disrepute
AYL IV.i.55[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of the snail as suitor] he comes armed in his fortune, and prevents the slander of his wife
CE IV.iv.65[Adriana to Antipholus of Ephesus] Free from these slanders and this open shame
R2 I.i.113[Mowbray to King Richard, of Bolingbroke] Till I have told this slander of his blood
R2 I.iii.241[John of Gaunt to King Richard] A partial slander sought I to avoid
R3 I.iii.230[Queen Margaret to Richard] Thou slander of thy heavy mother's womb!
R3 III.iii.12[Rivers as if to Pomfret Castle] for more slander to thy dismal seat, / We give to thee our guiltless blood
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