Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a fault or blemish; specifically, in heraldry, broken or cut short: said of a cross, weapon, or the like, used as a bearing.
- adj. marred by imperfections
- adj. having a blemish or flaw
“It is possible that a good man may soon be forgotten by the malice of men, or, through the partiality and iniquity of the age, may have his name blemished after death, and be misrepresented to posterity: but for the most part it is otherwise; and though the world be very wicked, yet it seldom deals so hardly and unjustly with men of eminent goodness and virtue, as to defraud them of their due praise and commendation after death.”
“Dr Philpott added that Labour should accept its record on jobs was 'blemished', with 'far too many' young people not in education, employment or training.”
“Dr Philpott said Labour's record on jobs was 'blemished' by a persistently high rate of economic activity, with 'far too many' young people not in education, employment or training.”
“It is possible to get "blemished" panels - meaning that they are less than perfect (sometimes a few scratches on the frame, and sometimes more), which are a few hundred dollars off, but still not cheap.”
“blemished" reports on their 2005/6 books from the Auditor General.”
“blemished" by a persistently high rate of economic inactivity with "far too many" young people not in education, employment or training.”
“I would never settle for a blemished gun nearly the price of new in a caliber I did not want.”
“After a college football season blemished by charges of rule-breaking agents and athletes, legislators from New Jersey to Oregon are looking to make it tougher on those who contact players improperly.”
“After a college football season blemished by charges of rule-breaking agents and athletes, legislators from New Jersey to Oregon are looking to make it tougher...”
“Bringing a blemished sacrifice on God 's altar is an abomination (Deuteronomy 17: 1).”
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