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taint
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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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
  • Our kindness has been tainted with masochism since the world began, and it is not to our best interest to forget it.
    6 — Esther (19% in)
  • Nonetheless, he was tainted by the event.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (22% in)

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  • He thought clearly now, with absolute indifference to himself, beyond the pleasure or pain of vengeance, beyond any taint of satisfaction or reward or even common dignity, beyond even shame at his having failed to act directly, impersonally before.
    23 — E silentio (3% in)

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