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Synonyms for befoul

Synonyms for befoul

spot, stain, or pollute

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The words of the gospel as uttered by preacher Falwell befoul the sweetness and light of the gospel of Our Lord.
Then go and befoul thyself," Pilar said to him without heat.
This is only a part of the much larger human problems of fatigue, stress, injury, and illness that the book treats; but the absence of such a right, with the attendant health concerns and loss of human dignity, leaves one dismayed if not outraged--outraged that, as the authors document, in exigent circumstances employees must befoul themselves for want of a supervisor's permission to use the restroom; that, in the face of a lawsuit brought in 1995 by female employees of a Nabisco plant, who complained of bladder infections resulting from waiting hours for such permission, a solicitous journalist could publicly counsel them "to avail themselves of the special diapers that owners of Central Park's horse-drawn carriages had used for their horses" (p.
Medical theories of amorous pathology that befoul the beloved by presenting her with abject symptoms in order to persuade the lover of the diseased nature of his loved one are closely linked to the belief, inherited by the Middle Ages, and illustrated in Cantiga 209 of Alfonso X's Cantigas de Santa Maria, in the power of words to alter the body, thus making discourse itself the cure.
The land is prairie flat here and the air tropical and tinged with the faint smell of petroleum production - major petrochemical complexes befoul the horizon 30 miles northeast, towards the coast.
The protagonists of this type of tale always want to eat someone else's dinner, sleep with someone else's wife or husband, befoul someone else's body, etc.
Corporations that befoul the environment, sell shoddy and dangerous products, collude with Third World dictatorships, and seek to influence government policies to better their bottom lines are increasingly turning to the PR industry for assistance.
They are but the latest to befoul what they call the "science" of economics.
The interviews of survivors combined with a variety of records help dispel the clouds of antagonistic rumors that could yet befoul the politics of Taiwan.
The question of how to resist the bloviator about to befoul the highest office in the land is a painful and complicated one, so we should forgive those among us who, while thinking their way around Trump's unlikely ascent, have turned manic, maudlin, or even plain stupid.
They should never have allowed rabble-rousers to befoul public places, interfere with commerce, disrupt traffic or endanger public safety.
It's the only way to discourage the money-grabbing, immoral slime-bags who befoul sport with drugs.
Our hubris shines through our imperfectly disguised attitudes toward Islam, attitudes that befoul our policies in the Middle East.
Make it a statement to those who would befoul this free nation through death and destruction.
The legal bribery known as campaign contributions" allows corporate polluters in the United States to befoul the environment, he points out.