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He that has an ill name is half hanged.

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  • he that has an ill name is half hanged — a 1400 in C. Brown Religious Lyrics of XIVth Century (1957) 193 Ho so hath a wicked name Me semeth for sothe half hongid he is. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. vi. I2 He that hath an yll name, is halfe hangd. 1614 T. ADAMS Devil’s… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • ill — see it’s an ill bird that fouls its own nest ill gotten goods never thrive he that has an ill name is half hanged it’s ill waiting for dead men’s shoes ill weeds grow apace it’s an ill wind that blows nobody a …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • half — see half a loaf is better than no bread the half is better than the whole one half of the world does not know how the other half lives half the truth is often a whole lie believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • name — see give a dog a bad name and hang him he that has an ill name is half hanged no names, no pack drill …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • give a dog a bad name and hang him — The principle is that a person’s plight is hopeless once his reputation has been blackened. Similar to he that has an ill name is half hanged. 1706 J. STEVENS Spanish & English Dict. s.v. Perro, We say, Give a Dog an ill name and his work is done …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • hang — see hang a thief when he’s young, and he’ll no’ steal when he’s old a creaking door hangs longest give a dog a bad name and hang him every herring must hang by its own gill give a man rope enough and he will hang himself …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • disrepute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Want of good reputation Nouns 1. disrepute, disreputableness, discredit, ill repute, bad name, bad odor, ill favor; disapprobation; ingloriousness, derogation, debasement; degradation, obloquy, ignominy; …   English dictionary for students

  • Gut (Subst.) — 1. Alles gut ist eines andern. – Petri, II, 7. 2. Altes Gut hinter rost gem Schloss macht neuen Adel mit blankem Tross. (Böhm.) 3. An eines Gutes Ansprach ist kein Verlust. – Klingen, 48 a, 1; Graf, 441, 332. Wer einen Rechtsanspruch an eine… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Gerücht — 1. Das erste Gerücht überwindet man nicht. Böhm.: Chceš míti dobrou povĕst ? O první pečuj. (Čelakovský, 105.) Poln.: Chcesz mieć dobrą sławę? o pierwszą się staraj. (Čelakovský, 105.) 2. Das Gerücht geht voraus, ehe man verlässt das Haus. Böhm …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Edinburgh —    EDINBURGH, a city, the seat of a university, and the metropolis of the kingdom of Scotland, situated in longitude 3° 10 30 (W.), and latitude 55° 57 29 (N.), about a mile (S. by W.) from Leith, 40 miles (S.S.W.) from Dundee, 42 (E. by N.) from …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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