Definitions

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  • adj. Not sullied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not sullied.
  • Not disgraced; free from imputation of evil; pure; stainless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of reputation) free from blemishes
  • adj. spotlessly clean and fresh

Etymologies

un- + sullied (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some experiences should remain unsullied by repeating them.

    Shane, Revisited

  • It is delightful to see how a good man may live in the midst of the ungodly, and keep his garments unspotted, and his name unsullied by the adverse influences around him.

    Little Abe Or, The Bishop of Berry Brow

  • It was honor, and a true South Carolinian of the old stock would make any sacrifice, give or take life, to uphold his name unsullied or the honor of his family untarnished.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

  • Considering that you fill a responsible judicial office, and have to leave behind you a name unsullied by any blot or stain, I think you ought to lose no time in offering, as I believe you can truly do, a public and peremptory contradiction to the allegations in question.

    An Essay on Professional Ethics Second Edition

  • The Princess Élisabeth, sister of the unfortunate Louis XVI, is almost the only figure which emerges unsullied from the unspeakable corruption of the French Court under Louis XV.

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • Imagine a man stepping boldly and mockingly outside the pale, and carrying along his word unsullied with him!

    The Pagan Madonna

  • By this perverseness of integrity he was driven out a commoner of nature, excluded from the regular modes of profit and prosperity, and reduced to pick up a livelihood uncertain and fortuitous; but it must be remembered that he kept his name unsullied, and never suffered himself to be reduced, like too many of the same sect, to mean arts and dishonourable shifts.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes Volume the Eighth: The Lives of the Poets, Volume II

  • Such intrepid virtue, which had escaped pure and unsullied from the intrigues courts, the habits of business, and the arts of his profession, reflects more lustre on the memory of Papinian, than all his great employments, his numerous writings, and the superior reputation as a lawyer, which he has preserved through every age of the Roman jurisprudence.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • a nonjuror, are these remarkable words: "It must be remembered that he kept his name unsullied, and never suffered himself to be reduced, like too many of the same sect to mean arts and dishonourable shifts."

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

  • The chapters where Dany is negotiating the purchase of the unsullied are almost all in Valyrian (with Dany replying in Westrosi and pretending she doesn't understand what's being said).

    Klaatu Barada Nicto...

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