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Xenie, will you permit this man to besmirch the name of him whom God hath sent to you?

Also I want to besmirch the rich, by designating them by a slang expression.

It was too beautiful to risk or endanger or besmirch with any danger of scandal.

She had nothing but her reputation, and I was about to besmirch it!

I will idealise you until you besmirch yourself—but you are no child, to do that unknowingly.

Love was too fine and noble, and he was too loyal a lover for him to besmirch love with criticism.

She consents on condition that they should not pry into her life, that they should not soil and besmirch her innermost being.

It is not proper that gentlemen like you should besmirch yourselves by fighting with a low-bred scoundrel like this fellow.

"To lie is to degrade and besmirch oneself," we say, and yet all civilized life becomes one huge lie.

What joy to be able to tear him from the golden throne of fame and besmirch him with the mud in which they themselves stood!

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from be- + smirch.

Related: Besmirched; besmirching.

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