Thesaurus / besmirch
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
His Pucelle is a diabolical attempt to besmirch the pure character of Joan of Arc.
THE WAR UPON RELIGIONREV. FRANCIS A. CUNNINGHAM
I will idealise you until you besmirch yourself—but you are no child, to do that unknowingly.
THE BARRIERALLEN FRENCH
She had remained silent that she might not besmirch her father's name, and also, perhaps, that she might protect the other woman.
THE HOLLADAY CASEBURTON E. STEVENSON
Soil it—yes; besmirch it, render it superficially unclean, unfit, nauseous—yes.
THE YOUNGER SETROBERT W. CHAMBERS
He had come to Italy to redeem the name of the house of Gobignon, not besmirch it further.
THE SARACEN: THE HOLY WARROBERT SHEA
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.
EXCUSE ME!RUPERT HUGHES
She had nothing but her reputation, and I was about to besmirch it!
MY NEIGHBOR RAYMOND (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK VOLUME XI)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
But let anyone again besmirch the character of Don Anastasio!
THE MISSOURIANEUGENE P. (EUGENE PERCY) LYLE
But Diaz cares immensely about the fair name of Mexico, which they knew they had done for years all they could to besmirch.
THE AMERICAN EGYPTCHANNING ARNOLD
WORDS RELATED TO BESMIRCH
- give a black eye
- lose face
- put down
- take down a peg
- tar and feather
- cast aspersion
- run down
- speak ill of
- take a swipe at
- tear down
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