One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The winners just kept flowing, but growing fame also brought him his share of jealous backbiters, and he acquired the nickname ‘The Tinman’ because of a Piggott-like love of money.’
- ‘If he abandons falling into traps set by backbiters and continues to focus on the interesting elements he's added to his productions this time around, there's no holding him back.’
- ‘He proved himself a poltroon, a backbiter, and a hypocrite.’
- ‘In every sermon he would rail against backbiters, slanderers, hypocrites, perverts, etc.’
- ‘She went on to accuse ‘that little band of backbiters that surrounds him’ of undermining the party, her party.’
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