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discredit
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
damage the reputation of — often causing distrust of or disbelief in
  • "I hope I shall never do you any discredit, uncle," said Tom, hurt, as all boys are at the statement of the unpleasant truth that people feel no ground for trusting them.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (70% in)
  • ...reverse; and on the composite impulses that were threatening to hurry Mr. Tulliver into "law," Mrs. Tulliver's monotonous pleading had doubtless its share of force; it might even be comparable to that proverbial feather which has the credit or discredit of breaking the camel's back; though, on a strictly impartial view, the blame ought rather to lie with the previous weight of feathers which had already placed the back in such imminent peril that an otherwise innocent feather could not...
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (71% in)
  • Aunt Pullet, under the certainty that Maggie would be invited to go out with Lucy, probably to Park House, was much shocked at the shabbiness of her clothes, which when witnessed by the higher society of St. Ogg's, would be a discredit to the family, that demanded a strong and prompt remedy; and the consultation as to what would be most suitable to this end from among the superfluities of Mrs. Pullet's wardrobe was one that Lucy as well as Mrs. Tulliver entered into with some zeal.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (94% in)

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