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Word Example of - blemish

    Example Sentences for blemish

    Had he not possessed this blemish, Nelligan would have deemed him nearly faultless.

    Was it not to preserve his family name without a spot or blemish?

    This blemish is lacking in "The Farewell of Hiawatha," which is written for men's voices.

    Whether it is sound of all injury and disease, and free of blemish.

    Our world with its pigs doesn't fit in with their world of "blemish in the sacrifice."

    Freedom from blemish: All specimens should be free from blemishes of all kinds.

    Then, "Will you try to visualize your mother without the blemish at her temple?"

    That is the one blemish, and we will exact the price of it—you and I—to the ultimate sou.

    Mr. Darcy, who never looks at any woman but to see a blemish, and who probably never looked at you in his life!

    The Pharisees counted their presence a blemish in the reputation of the teacher.

Word Origin & History of - blemish

    Word Origin & History

    blemish early 14c., from O.Fr. blemiss- "to turn pale," extended stem of blemir, blesmir "to make pale; stain, discolor," also "to injure" (13c., Mod.Fr. blêmir), probably from Frankish *blesmjan "to cause to turn pale," from P.Gmc. *blas "shining, white," from PIE base *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach). The noun is first recorded 1520s.

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