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besmirch -- as in: besmirch his reputation
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees—BLOOD.

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  • This examination room, for example, is a disgrace and besmirchment upon our practice.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Better that your Jonathan die than that an angel be so besmirched.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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