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sully


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sully  \Sul"ly\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sullied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sullying}.]  [OE.  sulien,  AS  sylian,  fr  sol  mire;  akin  to 
  G.  suhle  mire,  sich,  s["u]hlen  to  wallow,  Sw  s["o]la  to 
  bemire,  Dan.  s["o]le,  Goth.  bisaulijan  to  defile.] 
  To  soil;  to  dirty;  to  spot;  to  tarnish;  to  stain;  to  darken; 
  --  used  literally  and  figuratively;  as  to  sully  a  sword;  to 
  sully  a  person's  reputation. 
 
  Statues  sullied  yet  with  sacrilegious  smoke. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  No  spots  to  sully  the  brightness  of  this  solemnity. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sully  \Sul"ly\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  soiled  or  tarnished. 
 
  Silvering  will  sully  and  canker  more  than  gilding. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sully  \Sul"ly\,  n.;  pl  {Sullies}. 
  Soil;  tarnish;  stain. 
 
  A  noble  and  triumphant  merit  breaks  through  little 
  spots  and  sullies  in  his  reputation.  --Spectator. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sully 
  v  1:  place  under  suspicion  or  cast  doubt  upon  "sully  someone's 
  reputation"  [syn:  {defile},  {corrupt},  {taint},  {cloud}] 
  2:  make  dirty  or  spotty;  also  used  metaphorically:  "The  silver 
  was  tarnished  by  the  long  exposure  to  the  air";  "Her 
  reputation  was  sullied  after  the  affair  with  a  married 
  man"  [syn:  {tarnish},  {maculate},  {defile}] 
  3:  charge  falsely  or  with  malicious  intent;  attack  the  good 
  name  and  reputation  of  someone  "The  journalists  have 
  defamed  me!"  The  article  in  the  paper  sullied  my 
  reputation"  [syn:  {defame},  {slander},  {smirch},  {asperse}, 
  {denigrate},  {calumniate},  {smear},  {besmirch}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Sully,  IA  (city,  FIPS  76035) 
  Location:  41.57864  N,  92.84646  W 
  Population  (1990):  841  (333  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50251 




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