- v. Simple past tense and past participle of tarnish.
“Amanda Knox will have her name tarnished for decades because there will always be a lingering doubt about her innocence or guilt in the minds of some.”
“I don't need my name tarnished in this way, this is wrong.”
“Singh's ruling Congress party-led coalition government has seen its term tarnished by a string of corruption scams that have paralyzed parliament, led to the sacking of a minister, and eroded public confidence in the prime minister and his party.”
“But, as the magazine Atlantic reported this week, thousands of livelihoods remain tarnished because it's tough to convince diners that local crustaceans are palatable, despite the shops festooned with signs insisting "it's safe to eat our gulf coast seafood".”
“Whoever feels that their reputation has been tarnished is definitely not my business.”
“His name tarnished, Powell slipped away from the limelight after Bush's first term and remained largely out of sight for a number of years.”
“AAR at best will be another content company with a name tarnished by bad management bankruptcy.”
“But it's just very hard to have this -- have our name tarnished by an incident like this because I know a lot of students here have the same school spirt and sense of pride that I do and it's just really, really difficult to see this happening to our school.”
“Himself, the girls, their name tarnished in the sight of his schoolfellows and of Crum, of the men at Oxford, of — Holly!”
“Himself, the girls, their name tarnished in the sight of his schoolfellows and of Crum, of the men at Oxford, of -- Holly!”
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