Definition of Sullying

1. Verb. (present participle of sully) ¹



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Definition of Sullying

1. sully [v] - See also: sully

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sullying

sullen
sullener
sullenest
sullenly
sullenness
sullennesses
sulliable
sulliage
sullied
sullies
sulling
sullow
sullows
sulls
sully
sullying (current term)
sulph-
sulpha
sulpha-
sulphacid
sulphacids
sulphadiazine
sulphadimidine
sulphadoxine
sulphamate
sulphamates
sulphamethoxazole
sulphamic acid
sulphamidate
sulphamidates

Literary usage of Sullying

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1. Eminent British Lawyers by Henry Roscoe (1830)
"of his own choosing, and not one of their state trumpery.' But his lordship had deeper reflections ; that, besides the sullying his character, ..."

2. The Works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë, Patrick Branwell Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë (1896)
"Child-torturers, slave masters and drivers, I consign to the hands of jailers ; the novelist may be excused from sullying his page with the record of his ..."

3. The Odes and Epodes of Horace by Horace, William Sewell (1850)
"Teeming with crime, hath age on age Our bridals first, and lineage, And household hearths been sullying ; And, streaming down from this well-spring, ..."

4. The Lusiad: An Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, Thomas Moore Musgrave (1826)
"... her bright and conqu'ring star, The sullying spot her valiant Sons eras'd, And all her glorious splendor re-appear'd. " In front the promontory, Tingis, ..."

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