speak ill of


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I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life.
This of a relation whom you will not hear an indifferent person speak ill of, my dear, sounds oddly enough, I confess.
If you venture to say such a thing again, and to speak ill of people behind their backs in my presence, miss,' said Mrs Varden,
And yet I speak ill of him," replied Milady, finishing the thought of the superior.
Despite his flaws, Ragheb said that Jihan would never speak ill of him in front of others, adding that "I don't know how she puts up with me.
Addressing his followers from London via phone, Hussain also asked MQM leaders to not to speak ill of their opponents at the public rallies and corner meetings.
Loathe as we are to speak ill of the great Vivienne Westwood, this Wcreased baby blue taffeta affair, from the Dame's spring 2015 collection, has overtones of unmade bed about it, while the horns should have been put away at Halloween.
Loathe as we are to speak ill of the great Vivienne Westwood, this creased baby blue taffeta affair, from the Dame's spring 2015 collection, has overtones of unmade bed about it, while the horns should have been put away at Halloween.
Damien Schmitz, who runs a kebab shop in Paris, puts it more bluntly: by criticising the kebab, he says, "you can speak ill of Muslims without speaking ill of Muslims.
He told the Sunday Times magazine: "It is said you shouldn't speak ill of the dead but it seems to me an ideal opportunity.
Speak ill of Christ, receive a strong letter; speak ill of Mohammad, be promised death.
For the past 20 years, Imm sir (Syed Ahmed Bukhari) used to speak ill of Congress.