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to dirty the beauty or purity of something — such as:
  • a pristine lake
  • a reputation or good name
  • something sacred
  • a person's virginity
  • It comes from country places, where there was once no harm in it — and it creeps through the dismal streets, defiled and miserable — and it goes away, like my life, to a great sea, that is always troubled — and I feel that I must go with it!'
    Chapters 46-48 (44% in)

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