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.
Bella ventured for a moment to look stealthily towards him under her eyelashes, and she saw a dark cloud of suspicion, covetousness, and conceit, overshadowing the once open face.
She added: "The dark cloud of suspicion remains with them."
Some journalists have in the recent past been accused of anti-state activities; some are still under a cloud of suspicion, deliberately created to silence them and discredit their views as being dictated by a foreign agenda.
Gambaccini, who also faced unfounded allegations of historical sex offences, said he had been left under a cloud of suspicion and unable to work until he was cleared.
In summer 2016, Clinton remained under a cloud of suspicion, having used an unsecured email server as Secretary of State, and erasing over 30,000 emails, while under subpoena from Congress.
But Faeldon, who himself is under a cloud of suspicion over the disappearance of P6.4 billion worth of shabu during his stint at the Bureau of Customs, appears to have succumbed to the first instincts of a politician rather than a father.
"A cloud of suspicion will loom over him as he tries to rebuild his shattered reputation at the G20, and world leaders would do well to think twice before posing for pictures next to someone who may come under investigation for war crimes and torture." The prince, who stopped in several Arab countries along the way, arrived in Buenos Aires early Wednesday and was taken to the Saudi Embassy, which is being guarded by dozens of police officers.
'I was one of the persons of interest in the investigation and today I'm very relieved that the cloud of suspicion has finally been cleared,' Kajwang said.
Even though she wasn't convicted, she was ostracized by the community and has lived her life under a cloud of suspicion.
Even though she wasn't convicted, she was ostracized by the community and has lived her life under a cloud of suspicion. Alison is determined to find out the real cause of the fire and clear her grandmother's name.
Stephen said he was "the happiest guy in the world" adding: "I'm glad the cloud of suspicion of domestic violence is no longer over my head."
FRIENDS of Sir Edward Heath said the findings of the police inquiry had left a "cloud of suspicion" hanging over the former prime minister and called for a judge-led investigation, saying: "A man is innocent until proven guilty."
Friends of Sir Edward branded the report "profoundly unsatisfactory" and said a "cloud of suspicion" hangs over him.