Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a fault or blemish; specifically, in heraldry, broken or cut short: said of a cross, weapon, or the like, used as a bearing.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of blemish.
  • adjective Having blemishes; flawed.

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  • adjective marred by imperfections
  • adjective having a blemish or flaw

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 04.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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.

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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.

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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.

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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.

    Home

  • 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.

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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.

    Home

  • 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.

    Home | Mail Online

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