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Evil speaking

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Evil speaking speaking ill of others; calumny; censoriousness.
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Quotations

  • Tibetan Proverb
    Tibetan Proverb
    “Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts”
  • Chilo
    Chilo
    “Speak no evil of the dead.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?”
  • Jorge Luis Borges
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    “One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.”

Usage

In literature:

She knew that here was a woman who would neither see nor speak nor hear evil where either she or Harboro was concerned.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
Therefore he went to the King and began to speak evil of the Queen and Sir Lancelot.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
They speak as though evil that was out of sight ceased to be evil.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
That fat duck yonder speaks evil of every one, and that is against our principles.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
One thing was very much in her favor; she was not willing to speak evil of the lady who abused her.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
One must not speak evil of the dead.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
I love not to hear of evil things and men, and I do somewhat check her when she speaks on that head.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Of the evil of this, I shall speak hereafter.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
I think he is rather foolish, but I would not speak evil of him.
"The Inglises" by Margaret Murray Robertson
We speak of good forms and evil, and rightly, as regards our own evolution.
"Avatâras" by Annie Besant
Do not hate or speak evil of anyone, do not be revengeful, but stand up for your rights and resist oppression.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Suffer no evil-speaking; you must either silence the persons, or escape it by withdrawing from them.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
She did not speak at all for a minute, then she chose to dally with the evil tidings.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
Beware of evil speaking.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Furthermore, St. Peter says that we should lay aside hatred and evil speaking.
"The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained" by Martin Luther
No one on earth, no one should speak evil of thee to me!
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It's fine to see the 'links' you speak of, but not at all fine to do evil that good may come.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
Must not speak evil of any one.
"The Story of John Wesley" by Marianne Kirlew
Clear out of my house this moment, you lying, evil-speaking woman!
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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In poetry:

The grass speaks.
I hear green chanting all day.
I will fear no evil, fear no evil
The blades extend
and reach my way.
"Noon Walk On The Asylum Lawn" by Anne Sexton
But no whit abashed, Pedrillo,
"What care I for curse of Talmud?
'T is no slander to speak evil
Of the murderers of our Saviour.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
Then King Olaf said: "O Sea-King!
Little time have we for speaking,
Choose between the good and evil;
Be baptized, or thou shalt die!?
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lightly they speak of his anguish and woe,
And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him,
By whatever he was that was evil below,
Unkindness and cruelty made him.
"The Death And Burial Of McDonald Clarke: A Parody" by Walt Whitman
Said AGIB, "Oh! accursed of your kind,
I have heard that ye are men of evil mind!"
BETH gave a dreadful shriek -
But before he'd time to speak
I was mercilessly collared from behind.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The pale queen speaks in the Presence with fear upon her,
'Where is the ring I gave to thee, where is my ring?
I vowed—'t was an evil vow—by love, and by honour,
Come life or come death to be thine, thou poor dead king.'
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

OF the three "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" monkeys, state Environmental Protection Director Michael Miano apparently is the one with his hands covering his eyes.
The director of the Sundance-approved psychological thriller speaks to THR about breaking down evil and how some audience members just refuse to believe his film is based on a true story.
Flora Purim Speak No Evil Narada Jazz By ROBERT KAYE.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Marduk founding member and guitarist, Morgan 'Evil' Steinmeyer Håkansson.
The deadly hate crime gave rise to a series of groundbreaking plays that speak to the evil that surrounds us, and the importance of speaking out against it.
Many of us moderates will vote for the lessor of the evil, so to speak, this presidential election.
Holocaust survivor Henry Gallant discusses the importance of speaking out against the forces of evil.
But how you stand on the issue speaks to your idea about the origin of evil.
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