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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Edmond, my friend, do not compel me to tarnish that noble and pure image reflected incessantly on the mirror of my heart.
  • They have allowed all this time to elapse, and then all of a sudden rake up events which have been forgotten to furnish materials for scandal, in order to tarnish the lustre of our high position.

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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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