cast aspersions

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Indeed, I don't want to cast aspersions, but it's just as well to have no illusions.
They seem to be going out of their way to cast aspersions on what she's had to say," Wishart said.
South Africa believes that this unfortunate event should not be used from whatever quarter to cast aspersions on the legitimate existence of the Unity Government in Palestine, whose advent has been wholly welcomed by the members of the international community, " Landers said.
SHE has set herself up as some sort of judge to cast aspersions on how the rest of us live our lives.
However as of now these are mere allegations and we do not think it proper to cast aspersions on the persons named unless investigations are conducted.
Not even Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has been able or willing to cast aspersions on the performance of his English counterpart in negotiations.
With the celebrations over, there are naturally those who would now cast aspersions on such success, with one suggestion being Red Bull know how to splash the cash.
com Please don't cast aspersions Dear Sir, Gulf Times Gulf Times I was a little annoyed after reading Dinesh Govind's letter, "Negative remarks" (, September 15).
By using such arguments, you cast aspersions on our sincerity," he said.
Certainly there are many more worthwhile causes to take up than to cast aspersions from your superior patronizing fingers," said commenter Richard Lynch.
Trinamool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh and President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee had earlier joined the list of politicians who had cast aspersions on the character of victims of sexual harassment.
A letter from Jack Wall, the chairman of the board of regents, delivered to Ransom on Tuesday notifying him of Friday's meeting said Ransom's "decision to ignore, disregard, or violate" directives from the board not to cast aspersions on the proposal or the flagship campus had "caused considerable disruption and undermined [his] leadership.