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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of impugn.

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Examples

  • His honesty was now in set terms impugned, and on the 15th of February, 1870, he addressed, through the editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, Mr. Frederick Greenwood, a direct challenge to Mr. Philip Harwood, who had become editor of The Saturday Review.

    The Life of Froude

  • His honesty was now in set terms impugned, and on the 15th of February, 1870, he addressed, through the editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, Mr. Frederick

    The Life of Froude

  • Picasso's generosity is no way "impugned" by the book's account of his gift of the head of Dora Maar.

    Life with Picasso

  • "impugned" means to assail by words or arguments, oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • "This weekend O'Brien criticised the State for failing to foresee the risk of criticism of civil servants who could be 'impugned' if the tribunal finds against them.

    Irish Election

  • People can complain all they want about what they do and don't like about the Star Wars movies, but no one has ever impugned the reputation of Industrial Light and Magic for their ability to bring groundbreaking technology to the big screen.

    Bryan Young: Star Wars in 3D!

  • He impugned the painful process that many of us had to go through and are still going through in order to embrace ourselves with self-love and self-worth in the face of a world which at times tells us to hate ourselves.

    Alvin McEwen: Tracey Morgan, His Defenders and Heterosexual Privilege

  • The scientific community is often impugned by the public it serves for making of skepticism a religion, but in this case a little attention to creed might have been in order.

    The light that draws the flower

  • Cheney impugned the motives and character of all attorneys who represented the detainees.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Liz Cheney

  • No company ever wants a crisis to get to this point: the chief executive and his lieutenant grilled by skeptical legislators, with errors condemned, reputations impugned and the drama broadcast around the world.

    The Missteps in Managing News Corp.'s Hacking Crisis

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