What does the word blemish mean?

Usage examples for 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" by 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 by E. Pauline Johnson