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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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tarnish
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • In the window there were trays of nuts and bolts, worn-out chisels, penknives with broken blades, tarnished watches that did not even pretend to be in going order, and other miscellaneous rubbish.

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as in: tarnished silver Define
undesired loss of shine or spotting on a metal surface
as in: tarnished her reputation Define
damage -- usually to reputation or image
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