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  • verb Present participle of taint.


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  • And based on that, the problems with the governor should in no way be what we call tainting my appointment.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2008

  • It is a pleasure each day to read the stupidity people can come up with in tainting the name of the "Honorable George W. Bush" President of this great nation.

    Hart: Bush is 'incredibly hypocritical'

  • That is just one element, and in a situation of this kind, obviously grievous errors were made in management, but it was not the idea of tainting every black reporter with what happened to Jayson Blair is grossly unfair.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2003

  • The code uses a technique called "dynamic tainting analysis," essentially labeling ( "tainting") specific sensitive data, and then tracking the propagation of that data through files, programs and interprocess messages.

    Many Android apps leak user privacy data

  • Wouldn't that be making a deal of sorts, the very thing that is 'tainting' Blago?

    Burris Turned Away, Declares To Press: "My Name Is Roland Burris, Junior Senator"

  • The amusing thing, of course is that Northeasterners, and media Jews, who also tend to be from the Northern East Coast - object to Midwest or Southern "tainting" of vernacular.

    And then there's the way Sarah Palin keeps saying "also," also.

  • Knowing where your food comes from is something we will appreciate as the "tainting" of food continues in the future.

    update: going somewhat locavore

  • East Asia, as you may or may not know, is a big repository for celebrity shills, people who are above "tainting" themselves with overexposure here, but gladly push all sorts of bizarre products in Asia because 1. they get paid a lot and 2. no one's going to see the ads.

    A Little Dishing from the FertilityBitch: Meg Ryan

  • WHITFIELD: So Richard is this how you see it, kind of tainting the potential jury pool if it comes to that?

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2006

  • "The operating efficiencies of dealing with electronic securities are obvious, while risks associated with certificates, such as tainting through fraud and forgery are significantly reduced."

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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