blemish

Part of speech: verb

To mar; disfigure.

Part of speech: noun

A disfiguring defect; reproach; dishonor.

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Usage examples "blemish":

  1. She was the stain, the blemish attaching to that man who was yet so sturdy and so powerful amidst the general decline of his race. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
  2. We do not think that anything save what is pure and faithful and without blemish can go into the sight of the Great Spirit. - "The Shagganappi", E. Pauline Johnson.
  3. The Composer's attention was drawn to this blemish. - "The Shadow World", Hamlin Garland.