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taint
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Heart of Darkness
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  • A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse.
  • There is a taint of death, a flavor of mortality in lies,—which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world—what I want to forget.
  • He had the power to charm or frighten rudimentary souls into an aggravated witch-dance in his honor; he could also fill the small souls of the pilgrims with bitter misgivings: he had one devoted friend at least, and he had conquered one soul in the world that was neither rudimentary nor tainted with self-seeking.

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  • She was sensible enough to sit out jitterbug numbers and avoid music with a South American taint, and Henry said when she learned to talk and dance at the same time she’d be a hit.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The stench of refuse taints the air.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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