Sentence Examples


  • Ashes and dirt sullied his uniform and made him sneeze.
  • From that time, in spite of occasional indulgences shown to the Reformers, due to his desire to conciliate the Protestant powers, Francis gave a free hand to the party of repression, of which the most active and most pitiless member was Cardinal de Tournon; and the end of the reign was sullied by the massacre of the Waldenses (1545) Francis introduced new methods into government.
  • We may regret the fact, for it sullied the purity of primitive Christian thought.