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besmirch -- as in: besmirch his reputation
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’— FILTHY HALF-BREEDS, BESMIRCHING THE HOUSE OF MY FATHERS —’ Hermione came hurrying into the room looking flustered, just as Harry was putting on his trainers.
  • ’You dare speak his name with your unworthy lips, you dare besmirch it with your half-blood’s tongue, you dare —’

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  • This examination room, for example, is a disgrace and besmirchment upon our practice.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Better that your Jonathan die than that an angel be so besmirched.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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