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Word: tarnish

Definition: make or become dull or discolored; N.


Sentences Containing 'tarnish'

Edmond, my friend, do not compel me to tarnish that noble and pure image reflected incessantly on the mirror of my heart.
If we allow that past to tarnish today’s efforts by family planning organizations, women in poor countries will be doubly hurt."
Large items such as titanium hip replacements (which tarnish but do not melt) or casket hinges are usually removed before processing, as they may damage the processor.
Opponents insist that the incorporation would tarnish municipal autonomy in Gwangmyeong and it would also worsen balanced development of non-capital areas on the national level.
Sam declines to press charges against Hollis, reasoning that Buddy's reputation can handle the tarnish of being associated with Wade's disappearance.
They also relayed several stories to the discredit of Puebla. The historian Garrett Mattingly, writing in 1940, pointed out that Ferdinand and Isabella were probably sceptical in response to what appears to have been Ayala's effort to tarnish Puebla's reputation.
They have allowed all this time to elapse, and then all of a sudden rake up events which have been forgotten to furnish materials for scandal, in order to tarnish the lustre of our high position.
This did not work either and, in fact, the entire affair did a lot to tarnish his reputation - there were strong suspicions that in order to strengthen his case he had resorted first, to forgery and then, perjury, although no charges were ever then brought to a trial. South Australia.

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