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a scandal sheet

An inexpensive small-format newspaper that focuses on sensationalist or scandalous stories. Don't get your news from scandal sheets—they make up half the crap they put in there! The president found himself on the cover of a scandal sheet after he was caught leaving a hotel room with someone who wasn't his wife.
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scandal sheet

A tabloid. I doubt that actor and actress are actually getting divorced—you can't trust everything you read in the scandal sheet, you know.
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scandal sheet

n. a tabloid newspaper featuring lurid news. I like to read a scandal sheet every now and then.
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Suppose that when I leave this house I drive down to some newspaper office, and give them this scandal and the proofs of it
All the old scandals of three generations were dragged out of their graves and aired.
There only remained the blacksmith's shop, and though the blacksmith was a Puritan and none of his people, Wilfred Bohun had heard some scandals about a beautiful and rather celebrated wife.
Go when you please--but take care how you spread scandals about me and my affairs when you're out of my service.
And yet she lived upon the wide sea: and the sea tragic and comic, the sea with its horrors and its peculiar scandals, the sea peopled by men and ruled by iron necessity is indubitably a part of the world.
He was not dreaming of scandal when he uttered this warning; that was a thing which would never have entered into his mind to consider in connection with his wife's name or his own.
It is impossible to feel sure th at she may not be the cause of some public scandal this time, which may affect her innocent sister as well as herself.
Baba-Abdalla," returned the Caliph, "your way of asking alms yesterday seemed to me so strange, that I almost commanded you then and there to cease from causing such a public scandal.
As for the scandal that would befall the Circular Class if the frivolous and unseemly conduct of the Women were imputed to them, and as to the consequent subversion of the Constitution, the Female Sex could not be expected to give a thought to these considerations.
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
I was afraid that it might cause a scandal to your name.
So painful a scandal may well be allowed to die out.
I will have no one in my house about whom there is any scandal.
In a few years the scandal was at an end; there were no female teachers in the Department.
the scandal of this official's family, and against repeated