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Word: sully

Definition: defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor

Sentences Containing 'sully'

"Wanted" is Presented by Popular and well respected News presenters Sandra Sully and Matt Doran.
Also presiding at the game was Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III who was selected as the 2010 Rose Parade grand marshal, which was announced on Thursday, November 5, 2009.
Augustines (Penarth) (2), Peterston-super-Ely (1), Rhoose (2), St Athan (1), St Brides Major (1), Sully (2), Wenvoe (1).
Having ascertained the places which it frequents and passes, they stop the way to them with mud, and then rousing it, drive it towards the spot, and as soon as the ermine comes to the mud it halts, and allows itself to be taken captive rather than pass through the mire, and spoil and sully its whiteness, which it values more than life and liberty.
Henri Gerbault, Henry Gerbault, or Jean Louis Armand Henri Gerbault (24 June 1863 - 19 October 1930) was a French illustrator, water color painter, and poster artist. He was born in Châtenay, Paris, France and was the nephew of the poet Sully Prudhomme.
Her parents were Mary (or Miriam) Sully Bordeaux Deloria and Philip Joseph Deloria, the family having Yankton Dakota, English, French and German roots.
Her subsequent film credits are romantic comedy "The Secret Laughter of Women", set in Nigeria and starring Colin Firth, thriller "The i Inside", filmed in Sully Hospital, Cardiff, and starring Ryan Phillippe, and "Sahara", filmed in Morocco whilst Ayola was pregnant with her first child, starring Penélope Cruz.
Hunt performed many characters on "Sesame Street", including Forgetful Jones, Placido Flamingo, Don Music, Gladys the Cow, Sully, and an early version of Elmo.
In 1274 Michael VIII recaptured Berat and after being joined by Albanians, who supported the Byzantine Empire marched against unsuccessfully against the Angevin capital of Durrës. In 1280–1281, the Sicilian forces under Hugh the Red of Sully laid siege to Berat.
In addition, they sought to allow an Australian mining company to conduct exploratory drilling on the island but that move was subsequently abandoned due to criticisms that it would sully the island's reputation as "The Nature Isle".
On the Final episode of Series 1 on the 26th of September 2013, it was announced by Doran and Sully that the program will return in 2014.
Paul Greco (October 21, 1955 – December 17, 2008) was an American actor and musician, best known for his role as Sully, the leader of the Orphans, in the 1979 film "The Warriors".
The area covered by the borough comprised Barry, Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, Merthyr Dyfan and parts of Penmark, Porthkerry and Sully.
Unable to get his son to change his mind, Edward tells him that he at least has no right to sully the Seward name, revealing that he is not Bob's father.
When Mercer isn't available, Doran or Sully presents the Story.
When she had administered these restoratives, as I was still quite hysterical, and unable to control my sobs, she put me on the sofa, with a shawl under my head, and the handkerchief from her own head under my feet, lest I should sully the cover; and then, sitting herself down behind the green fan or screen I have already mentioned, so that I could not see her face, ejaculated at intervals, 'Mercy on us!'
``He will sully it then,''returned Lucien;``for I am low very low.''

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::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
::: subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience