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taint
used in Gone with the Wind

4 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
  • Don't you think that maybe God will understand that she wanted to help and won't care if it is tainted?
    2.13 (94% in)
  • I've sent money to Mother, but Father has sent it back— tainted money, you see!
    4.43 (34% in)
  • You mean—goodness, Ashley, you didn't swallow all the Reverend Wallace's bellowings about tainted money?
    5.57 (89% in)
  • "Then, you must think all my money is tainted," cried Scarlett beginning to be angry.
    5.57 (89% in)

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