IN THE THEATER OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS A charge of cheating, doping, or hooliganism is inevitably answered by bellowing cries protesting the honor and innocence of besmirched
players, coaches, and teams (regardless of the fact that such accusations usually turn out to be true).
Did the Egyptian right wing claim that they had besmirched
the great tradition of royal manicurists?
Mark Geragos angrily vowed to "land like a ton of bricks" on anyone who besmirched
his client's reputation and claimed the allegations were motivated by money.
The American bankruptcy tribunal staged an auction in February, which Electrabel claimed was besmirched
by irregularities, the Belgian generator having been ruled out despite offering more (Euro 315 million) than Iberdrola.
This quixotic brand of chivalry held violence as an endorsed means of evening a score or righting some gentleman's besmirched
Church leaders may believe they will gain power or prestige from an alliance with office seekers, but they usually end up besmirched
by the negativity and aggressive tactics that are the hallmarks of modern campaigns.
So my name was besmirched
, something which continued in one form or another right up to the collapse of communism.
3: 405), which reproduces part of an unattributed Gustave Dore illustration of Inferno 18 in which Dante and Virgil gaze inexplicably downwards (upon, as it turns out in the original wood-block engraving, Thais and flatterers besmirched
What she does not deserve is to have her memory besmirched
by dirty and disgusting tittle-tattle of dubious authenticity.
Old buildings are touchstones of authenticity in a world increasingly bewildered and besmirched
with meaningless signs derived from the past.
McCarthy has been telling us all along that our cultural Father is a pervert, that the Law is besmirched
with lewd and irrational pleasures.
Zwebner, makes the following statement: "This ruling, will now finally put a stop to the unending evil, malicious and false postings that have besmirched
and slandered my name, my family and the good name of the company(ies) I have worked with for the past 5 years.
Senate President Franklin Drilon joined the Liberal Party (LP) leadership on Friday in condemning the controversial lewd show by a female group during the birthday of a party member, saying we will not let the good name of the LP be besmirched
with this sorry, isolated case.
Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine are feuding hussars in Ridley Scott's ambitious Barry Lyndonlite debut, a ravishing version of Joseph Conrad's bitterly funny short story of honour besmirched
As a father whose son was in the Leppings Lane on that awful day and whose character and reputation was subsequently besmirched
by their lies my response is as follows.