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.
There would be a cloud of suspicion over her and her family.
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.
In a joint statement they said: "The Wiltshire Police report is profoundly unsatisfactory because it neither justifies nor dispels the cloud of suspicion.
NYT FRANKFURT A cloud of suspicion hanging over Volkswagen has thickened after a lawyer for a jailed former engineer said his client implicated top managers of the German carmaker's Audi luxury brand in a continuing diesel cheating scandal.
Parliament would be brought into disrepute and public contempt if Vaz sits on this important committee while the cloud of suspicion is hanging over him.
Now, he is under a cloud of suspicion at the compound, and the situation is becoming dangerous.
Paxton should not be left to labor under a cloud of suspicion while enduring years of costly discovery to refute claims that are meritless on their face.
With new facts out, Eknath Khadse is under a cloud of suspicion and the party is sure to take a decision soon," former Mumbai police commissioner and now BJP leader Satyapal Singh told ANI.
As always, the devil is in the details, so let's have some detailed answers to reasonable questions to lift the cloud of suspicion.
The role of the PM is under a cloud of suspicion as to whether there was a tacit endorsement of the action.
Mr Obama had once cultivated hopes of breaking through the toxic cloud of suspicion which divides the left and the right in a Washington defined by partisan gridlock but relations have only developed a deeper level of toxicity.
Until today, no legislator or even other government officials have been charged for the misuse of the PDAF for the period 2010 to 2012, so it raises a cloud of suspicion," Tiangco said.