besmirch

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smear so as to make dirty or stained

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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).
Yet Meyer, unwilling to see his prominent disciple besmirched, quashed her document.
The Avengers' veteran receiver/linebacker, one of the league's most decorated players, has had his name besmirched, and he's not sure what to do about it.
Did the Egyptian right wing claim that they had besmirched the great tradition of royal manicurists?
By your decision to absent yourself, you disgraced Wales and besmirched the memory of its fallen heroes.
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.
This quixotic brand of chivalry held violence as an endorsed means of evening a score or righting some gentleman's besmirched honor.
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 in excrement).
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.
Another notable debut: Ridley Scott's ravishing version of Joseph Conrad's bitterly funny short story of honour besmirched by spite stars Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine as feuding hussars.