Usage examples for imputation

  1. There had been something in her manner which had seemed to imply that he was not doing his best to liberate Faustina, and indeed, when he remembered that the girl's innocence was by no means clear to him, he ought not to have been surprised at Corona's imputation. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Lieutenant Sutch was puzzled, but he did not deny the imputation. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  3. It was evident that Mr. Arnold was more annoyed at the imputation against the nocturnal habits of his house, than at the loss of the ring, or even its possible theft by one of his servants. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  4. The boy punched Mark's shoulder, and Mark punched blindly back, hitting his antagonist such a little way above the belt as to lay himself under the imputation of a foul blow. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  5. Let me first clear myself of the imputation, and then there will be room for all further explanations. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  6. If we were formally charged with this we might resent the imputation, but the evidence has persisted from the beginning, lives on every hand, and multiplies daily. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  7. Statement or imputation, or whatever you please to call it, Vaughan answered, sticking to his point in spite of interruptions, is absolutely unfounded- and false. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. And if there be any ground for the imputation that it is too formal, it will only be made worse in this respect by extra solicitude. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  9. The whole amount circulated during the evening fell far short of what is often exchanged at a small party in a private drawing- room at home, and among those who would not relish the imputation of being accounted gamblers. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  10. The landlady had called him colonel, and, in repelling the imputation of his being a tailor, had spoken of him as a rich seigneur, who for ten years had occupied the front apartments au premier in her hotel. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2 by John Lloyd Stephens
  11. The nephew was as much puzzled as the uncle, and denied, with an indignation which seemed rather out of place in the light of past occurrences, any imputation that he had asked her to assist him. – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  12. That imputation, at anyrate, he was anxious to avoid. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  13. Nothing flatters a coward so much as the imputation of bravery. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. She resented General Armour's imputation, but in her heart she began to pine and wonder. – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  15. The imputation, however, is as false as it is absurd. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  16. " He did not know," said the old lady, sharply, for the slightest imputation against Graham touched her keenly. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe