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Synonyms for befoul

spot, stain, or pollute

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Then go and befoul thyself," Pilar said to him without heat.
The legal bribery known as campaign contributions" allows corporate polluters in the United States to befoul the environment, he points out.
A window broke," initiating accessibility: "The hurricane blew away the sad, noxious particles which befoul the sorrowful old Eastern sky .
to the complexities that befoul the body politic when greed and materialism stomp on idealism and fairness: "Any ordinary city is in fact two cities," he wrote, "one the city of the poor, the other of the rich, each at war with the other.
Trivia is idiosyncratic satire about London life as seen by the ordinary man, the walker, some of whose troubles are caused by the riders who clutter and befoul the streets.
The EPA has drawn criticism for soft-pedaling restrictions on industries which befoul the environment.
Misguided Wall Street protesters who befoul public places and tie up traffic and police resources invoke First Amendment protection.
If we befoul our own nest, there is nowhere else to go.
He is being lumped in with those mindless morons whose revolting drawings befoul subways and open spaces.
In the light of recent verbal indignities inflicted on England's black footballers by the un-brained who still befoul sporting arenas (and not only in Slovakia) the names of three cricketers who advanced the cause of racial harmony incalculable distances emerge.
At the church's general conference last year, President Hinckley preached: "To you, young men and women, I plead with you not to befoul your minds with this ugly and vicious stuff.
feared that one day a man would impregnate an illusion and then a generation of half-breed ghosts would befoul the city even more"(22).
Claiming to be a cat owner, and then allowing it to run wild to befoul another's property, spread disease and kill birds is inexcusable laziness and disregard for both the cat and other people.
As I read these words, Viacom was censoring South Park for satirizing the supposed prohibition on depictions of Mohammed; the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had drawn the Muslim Prophet, was assaulted during a lecture on free speech and soon thereafter had his house set ablaze; and a Danish newspaper that had reprinted the famous 2005 cartoons issued another groveling apology to those "offended" by pen and ink drawings, promising that the images would never again befoul their pages.
The land may take on a sacred quality to us because of how well we know it but we all too often assume the public will befoul our special places.