1 Edmond, my friend, do not compel me to tarnish that noble and pure image reflected incessantly on the mirror of my heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 89. A Nocturnal Interview.
2 Elizabeth also wept and was unhappy, but hers also was the misery of innocence, which, like a cloud that passes over the fair moon, for a while hides but cannot tarnish its brightness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 8
3 The tarnish of shame and guilt that enveloped her spread to him as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER LV
4 But if these secret golden keys did seem to open in him his own secret golden treasuries, yet did his breath upon them prove but tarnishing.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 114. The Gilder.
5 In this case a tarnished, a spotted soul.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia WoolfGet Context In Unit 1
6 The tapestry hung down from the walls in many places, and in others was tarnished and faded under the effects of the sun, or tattered and decayed by age.
7 He had picked from a drawer a little tarnished cylinder, and, undoing the tape, he handed me a short note scrawled upon a half-sheet of slate-grey paper.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
8 There was the huge Italian cassone, with its fantastically painted panels and its tarnished gilt mouldings, in which he had so often hidden himself as a boy.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar WildeGet Context In CHAPTER 10
9 His mere presence seemed to recall to them the memory of the innocence that they had tarnished.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar WildeGet Context In CHAPTER 11
10 There was Sir Henry Ashton, who had to leave England with a tarnished name.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar WildeGet Context In CHAPTER 12
11 "Neither ought nor shall be tarnished by circumstances over which he has had no control," Duncan warmly replied.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 15
12 Already had his fair fame been tarnished by one horrid scene, and in circumstances fearfully resembling those under which he now found himself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 17