besmirch

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smear so as to make dirty or stained

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Gothic whiteness, I argue, is not only the besmirchment of what otherwise gets marked as supremely whitened, but also the haunting of white, abstract personhood by the white body it so desperately seeks to repress.
JUST when you think the besmirchment of the memory of Diana can't get any worse, just when you think the last confidant has broken the final confidence, along comes a betrayal that makes you wonder if literally nothing is sacred.
Then, after the indiscriminate besmirchment, even of distinguished French soldiers, a more balanced tone of commemoration asserted itself.
Smith's unnecessary besmirchment of a world famous, progressive and fabulously verdant state with amazing universities is worse than grandstanding; it is poisonous to a state industry and the image of Oregon.
Finally an alarming committee of young rednecks, lead by his own son, threatens to burn the house down to revenge his besmirchment of their fatherland.