spread the rumour

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  • Some people spread the rumour that we gave birth to thee. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1
  • He trots it round among his amateurs, among whom he has spread the rumour that he has just discovered an extraordinary painter. Cited from His Masterpiece, by Emile Zola
  • Others said a group of pilgrims intentionally spread the rumour, hoping to cut the long line.
  • Next day they spread the rumour that Hindus have destroyed the mosque.
  • Burton himself received at least one proposal of marriage there; and the lady, being refused, spread the rumour that it was the other way about. Cited from The Life of Sir Richard Burton, Thomas Wright
  • Sending a small decoy party south-east to spread the rumour that the main body would soon follow, Niedermayer headed for the north.
  • Fryxell spread the rumour about her alleged affair with a young noble of the Sture family.
  • Mr Poppy accidentally overhears this and is so excited that he has to spread the rumour.
  • Quick as wildfire spread the rumour of this mad idea. Cited from A Hungarian Nabob, by Maurus Jokai
  • But Cuthbert kept much of that to himself, not willing that tattling tongues should spread the rumour. Cited from The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • The English spread the rumour that at the last she had admitted the revelations which she had so loudly boasted to be false. Cited from The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2), by Anatole France
  • However, it is unlikely that mobile phone use can cause any problems, and in fact "petrol station employees have themselves spread the rumour about alleged incidents."
  • He plans for Abigaille to become ruler of Babylon, and with this intention has spread the rumour that Nabucco has died in battle.
  • However, evil tongues spread the rumour that Hithinus had touched Hilda before the betrothal.
  • Li Yuan then let spread the rumour that Song Laosheng had been killed, which demoralized the Sui force.
  • He had one solitary introduction in the neighbourhood, and he worked it very adroitly, not to obtain other introductions, but to spread the rumour of retirement and exclusiveness. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • Enraged at Sun's stubbornness, Hu urged his driver to spread the rumour in the office that Sun had stayed with him in a hotel.
  • Toya finds it difficult to form relationships with boys because the village prophet Takeo (Thomas Kurihara) has spread the rumour that she is cursed.
  • Already through these distant vales had spread The rumour of this last atrocity; And wheresoe'er I went, at every door, Kind words saluted me and gentle looks. Cited from Wilhelm Tell, by Johann Friedrich von Schiller
  • Using the obscene name they spread the rumour that, as an infant, he had defecated in his baptismal font, or the imperial purple cloth with which he was swaddled.
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