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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tarnish.


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  • McKenna said that "from my perspective" the condom handout "tarnishes" the Olympian image of discipline, determination and greatness in general. Headlines

  • I'm going to laugh at anyone who claims this "tarnishes" his Olympic medals.

  • This error is even perpetuated by the writers themselves who like Huxley, live long enough to look back, as in his truly grim, and what is worse, far less lyrical 1958 essay, "Brave New World Revisited," proving that the author is as liable to the sin of retrospection that tarnishes the original work as anyone else.

    Jonathan D. Moreno: Brave New World Turns 80

  • This has no place in scholarly discourse and is the kind of action that tarnishes the reputation of a serious scholar.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: What Is Motivating The Global Ban On 'Kosher Jesus'?

  • Overstating the threat posed by China's military, he said, "not only distorts China's strategic intention, and tarnishes our international image, but also pollutes the political environment for Sino-U.S. military-to-military relations."

    Beijing's Top General Says U.S. Overstates China Threat

  • It tarnishes their image, especially when you see some of the things which are claimed to be nominated.

    Steve Lehto: The Pulitzer Scam

  • What tarnishes our image, John McCain, is that we continue to act like "just following orders" now apparentl; y has the legitimacy that the world did not give it 60 years ago.

    McCain: CIA secrecy story just beginning

  • People's increasing willingness to abandon their own piece of America illustrates a paradoxical change wrought by the housing bust: Even as it tarnishes the near-sacred image of home ownership, it might be clearing the way for an economic recovery.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: December 10, 2009

  • The revised totals leave a muddle that tarnishes Iowa's reputation and deprives Mr. Romney of the distinction of being the first nonincumbent Republican to win both Iowa and New Hampshire.

    New Tally Muddies Outcome in Iowa

  • The U.S. provision of lethal aid and training to these same security forces violates our principles as a nation, tarnishes our reputation and implicates the U.S. government in serious and widespread human rights abuses.

    Michelle Chen: Halfway Through Term, Obama Still Hasn't Earned His Nobel Prize


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