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1) backbite. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: back·bit (-bit), back·bit·ten (-bitn), back·bit·ing, back·bites To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another). To speak spitefully or slanderously...

2) 934. Detraction. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...aspersion, traducement [rare], slander, calumny, obtrectation [obs.], evil-speaking, backbiting, scandalum magnatum [L.]. sarcasm, cynicism; criticism (disapprobation)...

3) I. Too Short to Need a Preface. Book XV. Fielding, Henry. 1917. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. Vols. I & II. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...I am afraid we must then include poverty and contempt, with all the mischiefs which backbiting, envy, and ingratitude, can bring on mankind, in our idea of happiness;...

4) Proverbs 25. The Holy Bible: King James Version.
...shall reward thee. 23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. 24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,...

5) Act I. Scene I. Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin. 1909-14. Tartuffe. The Harvard Classics
...ourselves to do it, 105 Think you that everyone would then be silenced? Against backbiting there is no defence So let us try to live in innocence, To silly tattle...

6) §6. The English "Confessio Amantis". VI. John Gower. Vol. 2. The End of the Middle Ages. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...of Detraction is then illustrated by the tale of constance, who long suffered from envious backbiting, but whose love at length prevailed. Then, again, there is the...

7) Chapter XIII. Fontane, Theodor. 1917. Trials and Tribulations. Vol. XV, Part 4. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...with her. She thinks she is the whole show. But she is nothing at all. I don t believe in backbiting, but she is false, false as the wood of the gallows. 59 No, Johanna,...

8) IX. To Garum Firs. Book I—Boy and Girl. Eliot, George. 1917. The Mill on the Floss. Vol. IX. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...about the house, there s nobody in the parish can say anything against me in respect o backbiting and making mischief, for I don t wish anybody any harm; and nobody...

9) VI. In which I become an Editor and receive my First Love Letter. Riis, Jacob A. 1901. The Making of an American.
...the woods. 37 Of all this the beats knew nothing. They kept up their warfare of backbiting and of raising petty ructions at the office when I was not there, until...

10) Roosevelt, Theodore. 1913. An Autobiography: V. Applied Idealism
...and derided. Their editors were refined men of cultivated tastes, whose pet temptations were backbiting, mean slander, and the snobbish worship of anything clothed...

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