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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIRTIED

Retching, he had dirtied the glossy green scales of his chest.

Our cup is dirtied and ceases to overflow and we lose our peace with God.

In my leisure moments I dirtied my clothes so that they might be washed at the laundry.

A face does not change its shape because it is dirtied with oil and black.

Not a piece of velvet was torn, not a piece of leather was dirtied.

Servant of the horses that dirtied the street, he was less sure than they.

Too much rain and smoke that dirtied your frock and pinafore.

I will return it safe, I hope not dirtied, and possibly not read.

"I'm not going to have my pink one dirtied, too," grumbled Rachel.

Whoever goes to Billingsgate, at market-time, must expect to be pushed about and dirtied.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from dirt + -y (2). Earlier dritty (late 14c.). Meaning "smutty, morally unclean" is from 1590s. Of colors, from 1690s. Dirty linen "personal or familial secrets" is first recorded 1860s. Dirty work in the figurative sense is from 1764; dirty trick is from 1670s. The dirty look someone gives you is from 1928; dirty old man "superannuated lecher" is from 1932. Related: dirtiness.

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