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  • Mind you, not sure if they want to know we smirching is either … smirch (smûrch) tr. v., smirched, smirch·ing, smirch·es.

    I Smirch, u smirch, we all smirch « Squash

  • I know, I'm be-smirching the good people of that state.

    Poll: Obama Losing West Virginia Primary By More Than Two To One

  • Better to embarrass the Rockefellers by smirching their name than to get suckered for a second time.

    Embarrassed But Still Rich

  • The city lay beneath him, the smoke from a thousand kitchens smirching the night air.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • "Now their cussing is reflecting back on themselves and smirching their own feathers."

    Faun & Games

  • He thought that so distinguished a general would hesitate much before smirching his glory with ingratitude; but at the bottom of his heart this wound, added to the others he had received, pushed him a little farther towards his premature end.

    Simon Bolivar, the Liberator

  • In the clash between Clay and Stuart, when Clay asks the younger man if the poster smirching Stuart's relation to Madame Alvarez is true, it is

    Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis

  • Malesherbes, they made the young people, Giselle and Fred, walk ahead, that they might have an opportunity of expressing themselves freely, the old dowager especially, whose toothless mouth never lost an opportunity of smirching the character and the reputation of her neighbors.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • I would have been shocked beyond measure at his libelous smirching of honored names and hurt as well by his slighting reference to myself had

    Greener Than You Think

  • It follows that if children are always with their parents, the more unlovely side cannot fail to be perceived, and, arising out of it, must follow injury by example, harm by environment, smirching of idealism, loss of respect.

    This Freedom

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