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Definitions of blot

  1. make a spot or mark onto; " The wine spotted the tablecloth"
  2. dry ( ink) with blotting paper
  3. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; " he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  4. a blemish made by dirt; " he had a smudge on his cheek"
  5. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
  6. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
  7. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
  8. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
  9. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
  10. To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
  11. A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.
  12. An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
  13. A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
  14. An exposure of a single man to be taken up.
  15. A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.
  16. A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.
  17. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; - generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
  18. A spot or stain; a wiping out or erasure; a spot on the reputation; disgrace.
  19. To spot or stain; to disfigure; to dishonor; to stain with disgrace; to cancel; usually with out; to destroy utterly; as, Sodom was utterly blotted out; to dry ( ink) with absorbent, or blotting, paper; to darken or hide.
  20. To make a blot or blots.
  21. Blotted.
  22. Blotting.
  23. A spot or stain: an obliteration, as of something written: a stain in reputation.
  24. To spot or stain: to obliterate or destroy: to disgrace:- pr. p. blotting; pa. p. blotted.
  25. A spot or stain; disgrace.
  26. To stain; to disgrace; to obliterate.
  27. To spot; stain; disgrace; sully.
  28. To obliterate, as writing; obscure; darken; often with out.
  29. To dry with blotting - paper.
  30. A spot or stain; reproach; blemish.
  31. A spot or stain; an obliteration of something written; a spot in reputation; a disgrace.
  32. To spot or stain; to stain with infamy; to obliterate or efface; to dry with blotting- paper.
  33. To spot or stain with ink or any other colouring matter; to destroy; to efface; to defame.
  34. A spot or stain; a blemish.
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Quotes of blot

  1. Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings. – Robert Farrar Capon
  2. Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether. – Cyril Connolly
  3. Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living. – Doug Coupland
  4. These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation- sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation. – Dick Durbin
  5. Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot I know no speck so troublesome as self. – George Eliot
  6. The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements. – John Marshall Harlan
  7. I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot – Jeane Kirkpatrick
  8. To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative. – Nicholas Mosley
  9. Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot – Edmund Waller

Usage examples for blot

  1. The blot of shadow cast by the huge sail was very narrow. – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  2. By prayer and conquest blot the traces, That mark the guilt of Christendom! – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  3. This led me nearer to the United States of America, a country that I had endeavored to blot out of my recollection; for while thus encouraging a love for the species, I had scarcely thought it necessary to go so far from home. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  4. Vol. 4: A Blot in the 'Scutcheon; Colombe's Birthday; Men and Women. – Life-of-Robert-Browning by Sharp, William
  5. They have found out a political puzzle, hit a state blot or unravelled a cabinet mystery. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  6. You're not on the paper the only blot – Grimm Tales Made Gay by Guy Wetmore Carryl
  7. But just take care no mischief- maker blot This fine poetic scheme of which you talk. – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  8. Now, to the scene I show, in silence turn, And read the blood- stained charter of all woe, 55 Which Nature soon, with re- creating hand, Will blot in mercy from the book of earth. – The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III by Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A.
  9. As for the blot on the face of civilization, yes that would all be taken care of at the proper time. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  10. Blot 'the last of that bright band, ' needed no mourning for she was as black as a crow. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  11. I do want him to live long enough to have the 'little happiness, ' just to blot out all that he has suffered. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  12. Lockhart undoubtedly shared that excessive personality which was the blot of criticism, and especially of the Blackwood school, in his generation. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  13. He heard her go to the door; she passed on, and so became one with the blot of darkness within the house. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  14. For that Son's sake, O maiden, he will blot out our sins, if we entreat him. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  15. Would that I might forever wander from it- that I might at once blot from memory's page, the fearful recollection that must follow me to my grave! – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  16. He was a famous musician, who had chosen to blot himself out of the world for love of a high- born lady; and, in his opinion, women were useful to cook and sew, nothing more. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  17. Such an accusation brought against him would be regarded as a blot upon my hospitality. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. It is a great blot on the reputation of the Government, still dominated by the middle class and its dislike of combination, that it refused to complete the work which it had begun, and to enable Trade Unions not only to exist, but to work. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  19. Turn up at Blot Street, and keep along the right side. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  20. But they expostulated; saying that if they let him go free it would be a blot upon their name. – Caste by W. A. Fraser

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