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sully
used in Moby Dick

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to spoil or cast doubt upon a reputation — especially one that  was previously unblemished
  • ...matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would still swim away unharmed; or if indeed he should ever be made to spout thick blood, such a sight would be but a ghastly deception; for again in unensanguined billows hundreds of leagues away, his unsullied jet would once more be seen.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (38% in)

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