Usage examples for blemished

  1. Trew, one of the best horses, had been staked early in the journey and his foot was blemished, otherwise he was a splendid horse. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. A man had a scolding wife, who railed ungovernably upon him before strangers, and he that was angry of her governance smote her with his first down to the earth; and then with his foot he struck her on the visage, and broke her nose; and all her life after that she had her nose crooked, the which shent and disfigured her visage after, that she might not for shame show her visage, it was so foul blemished. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  3. Then the King of Ireland's Son came and told him that his sword was bright once more- that the stains that had blemished its blade had been cleared away by the Gobaun Saor who had also shown him the way to the Land of the Mist. – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  4. They were all young men, and their intelligent faces- blemished more or less with marks of overnight dissipation- were as sunburnt as were those of the two mates; and where a hand could be seen, it showed as brown and tarry as that of the ablest able seaman. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  5. On the completion of the work, he caused it to be built up and joined together very carefully without lime, the joints, being of lead and copper so that the shining and polished marbles should not be blemished. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari