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taint
used in Measure for Measure

3 uses
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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
  • Yes, that thou hast, whether thou art tainted or free.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A street (39% in)
  • We shall advise this wronged maid to stead up your appointment, go in your place; if the encounter acknowledge itself hereafter, it may compel him to her recompense: and here, by this, is your brother saved, your honour untainted, the poor Mariana advantaged, and the corrupt deputy scaled.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (94% in)
  • His actions show much like to madness; pray heaven his wisdom be not tainted!
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — A Room in ANGELO'S house (16% in)

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