under a cloud of suspicion


: believed by others to have done something wrong
The company remains under a cloud of suspicion.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Terry continued to live under a cloud of suspicion in the community. Jennifer Terker, CBS News, 11 Nov. 2022 In the capital, political instability continues as Prime Minister Ariel Henry himself is now under a cloud of suspicion in the assassination of Moïse. Deepa Fernandes, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2021 While her family lived under a cloud of suspicion for years, the case has never been solved. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 3 Mar. 2023 The pair raised a family while living under a cloud of suspicion and years of FBI surveillance and intimidation. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2023 An acquittal for Paul could have placed Cook under a cloud of suspicion, and permanently muddied the question of culpability in Mallory Beach’s death. James Lasdun, The New Yorker, 16 Jan. 2023 The man had died in 1975 under a cloud of suspicion and was never cleared. Jesse Fink, SPIN, 12 Jan. 2023 Held under a cloud of suspicion and mistrust, the Games reflect, and in some cases exacerbate, the widening divisions between China and the United States and its allies on the global stage, while doing little to improve China’s reputation. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2022 And given the enduring mystery of exactly what happened that night, Jasmine Hartin may forever live under a cloud of suspicion. CBS News, 2 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Under a cloud of suspicion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20a%20cloud%20of%20suspicion. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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