Usage examples for Sullying

  1. In surrendering to the born Netherlander- the heroic chieftain of the illustrious house of Nassau- these Netherlanders were neither sullying their flag nor injuring their country. – History of the United Netherlands, 1594 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. The novelist may be excused from sullying his page with the record of their deeds. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. A gambler, a profligate, a pirate, he had yet rendered service to the cause of freedom, and his name- sullying the purer and nobler ones of other founders of the commonwealth-" is enrolled in the capitol." – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley