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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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sully -- as in: sully her reputation
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • Marry, sir, here’s my drift; And I believe it is a fetch of warrant: You laying these slight sullies on my son As ’twere a thing a little soil’d i’ the working, Mark you, Your party in converse, him you would sound, Having ever seen in the prenominate crimes The youth you breathe of guilty, be assur’d He closes with you in this consequence; ’Good sir,’ or so; or ’friend,’ or ’gentleman’— According to the phrase or the addition Of man and country.

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  • And though in near time we did sleep together (with a genuinely pleasing, if sober, conviviality), I came to think of that first interlude with a somewhat sorrowful fondness, for I saw that our days together were perhaps sullied from the very beginning and all the way through, right up to the last.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Maybe I would waste my time on skills I didn’t care about—like sword fighting or badminton—but I would not sully the memory of my once-perfect music and archery.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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