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Definition of "aspersed" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of asperse. (verb)
  • Having an indefinite number of small charges scattered over the surface. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "aspersed" in a sentence
  • "The poor inventor's only legacy to his surviving relative was the common property of almost all inventors like himself -- wasted youth, a persecuted life, a name aspersed, toil, watchings, and the oblivion of his contemporaries."
  • "She would hear his crime condemned, and her lips would not open; she would hear his name aspersed, and her voice would not be raised; she would know that he dwelt in misery, or died under foreign suns unhonored and unmourned, while tongues around her would babble of his disgrace -- and she would keep her peace."
  • "I rose and was about to clap my hat upon my head and burst away, in wrathful indignation from the house; but recollecting — just in time to save my dignity — the folly of such a proceeding, and how it would only give my fair tormentors a merry laugh at my expense, for the sake of one I acknowledged in my own heart to be unworthy of the slightest sacrifice — though the ghost of my former reverence and love so hung about me still, that I could not bear to hear her name aspersed by others — I merely walked to the window, and having spent a few seconds in vengibly biting my lips and sternly repressing the passionate heavings of my chest, I observed to Miss"