Usage examples for besmirched

  1. It may be well to announce that Bansemer, on reaching Chicago, was clever enough to turn over a new leaf and begin work on a clear, white page, but it is scarcely necessary to add that the black, besmirched lines on the opposite side of the sheet could be traced through every entry that went down on the fresh white surface. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Furthermore, she threw in a brief homily on the subject of the outrageous absurdity of turning herself into a sort of " hired woman" in the interests of a sepulcher whose whitewash was so obviously besmirched – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. Master Lenehan at this made return that he had heard of those nefarious deeds and how, as he heard hereof counted, he had besmirched the lily virtue of a confiding female which was corruption of minors and they all intershowed it too, waxing merry and toasting to his fathership. – Ulysses by James Joyce