Usage examples for imputation

  1. 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
  2. Lieutenant Sutch was puzzled, but he did not deny the imputation – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  3. 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
  4. He interpreted the thought of " Rock of Ages" to be a direct imputation that the Japanese Government was not able to take care of the Koreans and that they were flying to some other protecting power. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. " 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
  8. Let me first clear myself of the imputation and then there will be room for all further explanations. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  9. Nothing flatters a coward so much as the imputation of bravery. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Then we must in every way strain every nerve to avoid the imputation of being slaves? – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  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. 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
  16. That imputation at anyrate, he was anxious to avoid. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  17. 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
  18. That we can be guilty of Adam's sin, either by imputation or in any other way, seems too absurd and immoral a statement to be now received. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  19. 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