Usage examples for tarnished

  1. You couldn't see yourself in the tarnished mirrors, the portraits were black with dirt, and most of the prints were badly stained. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. His mere presence seemed to recall to them the innocence that they had tarnished – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. The metal of each was tarnished out of knowledge. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various