Noun(1) United States painter (born in England, 1783-1872(2) French statesman (1560-1641
Verb(1) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon(2) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically(3) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
(1) they were outraged that anyone should sully their good name(2) The fact that literature is an ideological construct enables us to answer the objection that by turning to literature to address legal problems we sully the integrity of art with our political agendas.(3) It is one thing to criticize your brothers; it's another to sully the family name.(4) she wondered if she dared sully the gleaming sink(5) None of what's said above is meant to sully the good names of my graduate programs, advisors, colleagues, or students.(6) Please publish this letter as a retraction, and in the future be wary of those who might try to sully my good name.(7) Tony was reluctant to let anyone else touch the wallet, as if alien fingers might sully the purity of his dad's memory.(8) A thing so cheap, so tacky, so sordid that I scarcely dare sully these pages with an account of it.(9) Hundreds of Pakistani women are murdered for ├ö├ç├┐honour├ö├ç├û every year, usually by relatives who argue that love marriages or affairs sully their name.(10) I don't think so, and far from sullying the name of Hogan, it would embellish it.(11) The way in which that particular woman was treated, and the fact that she was not a virgin at the time of the rape, meant that she had her reputation sullied and muddied in open court, and it said to me that the law had to change.(12) If anyone thinks I have merely sullied the name of a so-called great writer, they are mistaken.(13) Here, in a beautiful image which combines the motifs of the sweet exchange and of unveiling, he shows how we were taught purity by one who sullied himself for our sake.(14) The two heavyweights who have sullied their reputations with dirty tactics in several bouts are scheduled to fight Friday night in the Palace at Auburn Hills.(15) I am not going to stand idly back to watch any of the democratic ideals that made Canada the envy of nations be injured, sullied or disgraced.(16) One bright spot is the marked decline in the gangland-style killings that sullied Macau's image in the period immediately before the handover.
1. taint ::
2. maculate ::
3. smear ::
4. corrupt ::
1. clean ::
2. cleanse ::
Different Formssullies, sully, sullying
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