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 Meanings and Examples of TAINT
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 v.  contaminate; cause to lose purity; affect with or as if with a disease; corrupt morally
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  From this came the first taint of ill; from this did Ulysses ever threaten me with fresh charges, from this flung dark sayings among the crowd and sought confederate arms.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
2  Those seeds have fiery force and divine birth, so far as they are not clogged by taint of the body and dulled by earthy frames and limbs ready to die.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
3  The gloomy taint that was in the Murdstone blood, darkened the Murdstone religion, which was austere and wrathful.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  Bounderby and Gradgrind now walked, was a triumph of fact; it had no greater taint of fancy in it than Mrs. Gradgrind herself.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
5  A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
6  He was a shopkeeper in whom there was some taint of the monster.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
7  Most fortunate, therefore, was it for Rome that her kings grew corrupt soon, so as to be driven out before the taint of their corruption had reached the vitals of the city.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII.
8  "Then, you must think all my money is tainted," cried Scarlett beginning to be angry.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
9  When within a few yards of the cover, he fitted an arrow to his bow with the utmost care, while the antlers moved, as if their owner snuffed an enemy in the tainted air.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
10  A man like yourself; and one whose blood is as little tainted by the cross of a bear, or an Indian, as your own.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
11  A few books and writings were on an old bureau in a corner, the furniture was decent and sufficient, and, though the atmosphere was tainted, the room was clean.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
12  The atmosphere seemed tainted with the smell of coffins.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
14  I began to fear that the fatal spell of the place was upon her, tainted as she is with that Vampire baptism.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  From this spring two results, the land impoverished, and the water tainted.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  One speck of dirt on your utensils may contain enough germs to taint an entire batch of preserves.
2  Finally our state would have a chance to move beyond the scars of Little Rock and the stains of cronyism that also tainted his later years.
3  The Sochi Olympics have been tainted by myriad controversies during the buildup – from gay rights to corruption – and many expected the Games themselves to be similarly disastrous, with concerns about the intrusiveness of security, the absence of fans and shoddy construction work.
4  Armstrong's once-impressive career is now forever tainted with the stigma of having been achieved by means other than skill, hard work and dogged determination.
5  The administration was tainted with scandal.
6  Baker argues that his trial was tainted by negative publicity.
7  His reputation was permanently tainted by the financial scandal.