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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of besmirch.

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Examples

  • He was, therefore, out of Parliament and out of office; estranged from multitudes of old friends; his name besmirched by some of the most damaging accusations that can be brought against a man's heart and honor.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory

  • Things like getting chucked into a DPRK gulag - along with the rest of your family members - or having your exclusive privileges denied you, your name besmirched by the regime-controlled media, or perhaps even being killed in cold blood for having the audacity of losing on the world's stage. full story ยป

    Hao Hao Report - Published news

  • Paris had her name besmirched in the international press for something she had little to do with.

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  • I know my reputation will be smeared, my name besmirched and my bananas bruised - and not just the old, black ones languishing on the counter amid a cloud of fruit flies.

    Ottawa Sun

  • Mostly I feel bad for the house, a fine-looking old mansion that should not have had its good name besmirched by this production.

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  • I just hate to see your great screen name besmirched by comparison ...

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  • Mr. Oei was forced to exhaust his savings to defend himself, had his reputation and good name besmirched, and perhaps worst of all, had his confidence in American fair play eroded.

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  • I'm annoyed to see a great thinker's name besmirched but you guys still have to run a website here.

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  • The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF) said its reputation had been "besmirched" by the remarks of council spokesman Kaizer Mohau.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Let me try to apologize to some of the people that I have inadvertently "besmirched" so to speak in the last few days.

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