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besmirch
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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to attack the good name and reputation of someone
  • At the present instant one of the most revered names in England is being besmirched by a blackmailer, and only I can stop a disastrous scandal.
    Chapter 5 — Three Broken Threads (54% in)

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