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taint
used in Macbeth

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Definition
to spoil something so it is not desirable — as when bacteria contaminates a food; or as when a rumor makes people distrust a person
  • Devilish Macbeth By many of these trains hath sought to win me Into his power; and modest wisdom plucks me From over-credulous haste: but God above Deal between thee and me! for even now I put myself to thy direction, and Unspeak mine own detraction; here abjure The taints and blames I laid upon myself, For strangers to my nature.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — England. Before the King's Palace (50% in)

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  • Bring me no more reports; let them fly all: Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — Dunsinane. A Room in the Castle (6% in)

There are no more uses of "taint" in Macbeth.

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