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tarnish
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tarnish
Used in
Bleak House
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  • If you have ever contemplated your father's poor position with a feeling of pride, you may rest assured that he will do nothing to tarnish it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was a confused little crowd of people, principally children, gathered about the house at which we stopped, which had a tarnished brass plate on the door with the inscription JELLYBY.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I knew very well that if he could have had the power of seeing me as I was, he would consider the poor girl tarnished by having for a moment been, although most innocently, the subject of my great and distinguished patronage.  (not reviewed by editor)

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