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  • n. something that negatively affects someone's reputation


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  • As Fen-ton and Hank pounced on him, a black tomahawk flew across the room, leaving a nasty black mark on the wall six inches from Campion's head.

    The Beach House

  • Her younger sister, Andrea, was kept from university and from good jobs because of the black mark of Cunci‚Äôs escape.

    Enemies of the People

  • He was not such a fool that he did not realise that the loss of the colour at Valdelacasa was a black mark against him, even though he was satisfied that in his letter he had plausibly and firmly fixed the blame on Sharpe, but if he could salvage even a small part of this army then Valdelacasa would be forgotten and the Horse Guards in Whitehall would be forced to recognise his ability and reward his initiative.

    Sharpe's Eagle


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