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Not for him our era's ugly boxes and weird 'gherkins' that besmirch our great cities.
Stuart traces this lineage all the way up to Adolph Hitler, the first veg to really besmirch the faith.
Alongside the legion of anti-aging products for women, cosmetics makers now hawk increasingly popular creams, gels and other concoctions to fight off the signs of age that besmirch young men's faces.
A department spokesman said, "We don't want our police officers doing things that could besmirch the reputation of our organization.
Under Turkey's new laws it is a crime to besmirch the national identity of the country.
Well, most words that sound dirty are in fact dirty (such as besmirch, grungy and unsanitary)
While the 43g-foot Royal Clipper doesn't solve the problem of material inequity that plagues the planet, it does provide a sailing experience that does not foul the seas or besmirch the skies.
Again, McCullough does not appear to be trying to besmirch the Founders' reputations, but to paint a backdrop against which Adams stands in stark contrast.
She was an outstanding Speaker and to besmirch her good name and integrity is something that those involved should be ashamed of.
McCurry also explains why Clinton thinks people will remember his accomplishments instead of his scandals: "He is confident because he has done nothing to besmirch his office in a major way.
Cimino said, "we will fight hard against ongoing attempts by others to besmirch our company and its officers and directors.