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The Age of Innocence
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taint
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The Age of Innocence
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  • Her surprise increased with her indifference: he almost fancied that she suspected him of being tainted with "foreignness."
  • If society chose to open its doors to vulgar women the harm was not great, though the gain was doubtful; but once it got in the way of tolerating men of obscure origin and tainted wealth the end was total disintegration—and at no distant date.

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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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