cloud of suspicion

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cloud of suspicion

A general sentiment of suspicion of wrongdoing or illegality. There's a cloud of suspicion in work after it came to light that someone has been stealing from the cash registers.
See also: cloud, of, suspicion
References in classic literature ?
Since the unfortunate visit of this man Dunster, I seem to have been conscious of a certain suspicion, a little cloud of suspicion under which I seem to live and move, even among the members of my own household.
All the cloud of suspicion and doubts and fears was suddenly lifted.
However as neither Auckland police nor England bosses are naming the four players, a cloud of suspicion continues to hang over all 31 members of the playing squad.
FONTANA - Jeremy Mayfield, under a cloud of suspicion by NASCAR, overcame a day of adversity and anxiety Sunday to win the NAPA Auto Parts 500.
I will continue over the next days to get rid of the cloud of suspicion, confusion and fear that is being raised by the people with arguments which don't stand up.
Griffith Joyner came under a cloud of suspicion, having earlier acknowledged adopting Johnson's weight-training program in the year leading up to the Games, but she passed every drug test.
DISTRAUGHT Kate and Gerry McCann fear they will be forced to live under a cloud of suspicion for the rest of their lives.
She added: "The dark cloud of suspicion remains with them.
It puts a cloud of suspicion over our heads and leads people to believe there were tampering or improprieties taking place.
Rasmussen, who is wearing the yellow jersey, is riding under a black cloud of suspicion after being dropped by the Danish national team last Thursday.
Chan, whose school recently won a national Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence, said she is relieved that the cloud of suspicion has been removed from her school.
Rasmussen, who won yesterday's 16th stage to extend his lead to a commanding 3mins 10secs, has been riding under a cloud of suspicion after being dropped by the Danish national team last Thursday.
WITH the cloud of suspicion over the Rachel Nickell murder finally lifted, Colin Stagg hugs lover Terri Marchant - then declares he wants to have children with her.
England coach David Lloyd cast a cloud of suspicion over Sri Lanka's potential Oval Test match-winner Muttiah Muralitharan.
With a cloud of suspicion hanging over him, Adam Walker in his first jail-house interview said Friday that he was partying with friends when two teen-agers were beaten to death at a Glendale school playground two weeks ago.