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smear so as to make dirty or stained

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah condemned Friday Islamist extremists who he said have besmirched Islam by committing atrocities in the name of religion, and spoke out against "international silence" as Israel pursues its bloody offensive in Gaza.
This time the construction work besmirched the village of Newent in Gloucestershire where, in just 48 hours, a 50-strong gang converted the corner of a meadow they had purchased into standings for 12 caravans complete with water, electricity and sewage system.
30 years ago Aberystwyth banned the film and has been besmirched by this miserable showing.
THE WORLD Bank has launched an initiative on assisting developing countries recover money stripped from their exchequers by corrupt politicians, while its own reputation has been besmirched by the Paul Wolfowitz girlfriend scandal.
Ensz mounted a defense that besmirched the Founders and Constitution as well.
Before it even started, the World Cup was besmirched by reports of a match-fixing scandal among Italy's soccer teams.
Yet Meyer, unwilling to see his prominent disciple besmirched, quashed her document.
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.
Mark Geragos angrily vowed to "land like a ton of bricks" on anyone who besmirched his client's reputation and claimed the latest allegations against his client were motivated by money.
But with Stewart's trading habits worrying Wall Street like a stubborn stain, the public ponders a deeper crisis of confidence: Who in America will stand for wholesome homemaking now that the aristocrat of craft has been herself besmirched?
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 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.'