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After the trial I saw Holker and asked him if he had been helping to smirch any more poor artists.
THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLERELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
She took up one and tried to wipe it, but succeeded only in making a smirch which she could not wipe off.
His will was a scandal, and the horror did not only smirch his good name, it reached to hers.
GREAT POSSESSIONSMRS. WILFRID WARD
If she were found here by a reporter, the gossip of tongue and print would smirch her benefactors.
FIND THE WOMANARTHUR SOMERS ROCHE
Her first impulse was of decorum--to jerk her skirts about her in seemly fashion and be certain that no smirch adhered to them.
THE POWER AND THE GLORYGRACE MACGOWAN COOKE
At Redbrook, too, where a stream comes in, there is just a smirch of industrial life from the Forest of Dean.
She was evidently quite proud of her handsome daughter and that anything should come up to smirch her name cut her deeply.
THE SOCIAL GANGSTERARTHUR B. REEVE
I might have guessed that she would try to smirch her own name, and the boys through her, if she had the chance.
RED POTTAGEMARY CHOLMONDELEY
Rubens refused to plead guilty, even for the sake of sweet liberty, on account of the smirch to the name of the Princess.
He had been so troubled by the smirch upon his name—the cloud that had blighted his young manhood in the great city.

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