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1to cast aspersions on / upon sth/sb — poner algo/a algn en entredicho
- When I admitted the truth, the Collie laughed uproariously for what I thought was an unnecessarily long time, then cast aspersions on my parents.
- ‘I don't think we should cast aspersions on the business people’ he stated.
- It is stupid to cast aspersions on either the intelligence of the electorate or the validity of the verdict.
- It must be read in context of the earlier exchange and the judge's aspersions on her integrity.
- Crude and tasteless, the film showed no let-up of violence against women and cast aspersions on the morals of working women.
- I said candidly that I could hardly cast aspersions on his choices since my own reclusive tendencies are strong.
- If that is indeed the case, I withdraw the aspersions I cast on his spelling.
- Before I could finish casting unwarranted aspersions on all fourteen of my fellow jurors, I was distracted by the actual oath.
- Their central theme is that he betrayed his band of brothers and cast aspersions on every battle-hardened American soldier.
- Fair enough, it is upsetting when people who don't know any better rush to cast aspersions on a band they aren't even in, but that's the nature of art.
- These days, between posting his piquant views on the latest toonery, he rails against the aspersions still being spittled on the medium.
- Then again, now that I'm spending my days obsessing about a man I've more or less invented, I'm hardly one to cast aspersions on other people's productivity.
- They were roundly subjected to insults, smutty comments and had a multitude of aspersions cast about their manhood for the duration of their walk around the town.
- You can't cast aspersions on someone just because they're wearing a cape.
- He said it was unacceptable and outrageous that his integrity had been questioned and aspersions cast on his character.
- Now, I'm not about to cast aspersions upon those who swung early - or late - deals with the prosecutor to avoid jail.
- He said there was an increasing tendency among some people to cast aspersions on the board when they didn't get the decision they wanted.
- They don't know what's happened, so all they're doing is speculating and in doing so they've been casting aspersions on a whole industry.
- It is so easy to cast aspersions on someone else.
- While stressing that he was not ‘casting aspersions on anyone’, he called for an external examination of the matter.
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