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unblemished

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unblemished free from physical or moral spots or stains "an unblemished record","an unblemished complexion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unblemished Not blemished; pure; spotless; as, an unblemished reputation or life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unblemished Not blemished; not stained; free from turpitude, reproach, or deformity; pure; spotless: as, an unblemished reputation or life; an unblemished moral character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unblemished un-blem′isht not blemished or stained: free from reproach or deformity: pure
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Quotations

  • William Ellery Channing
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    “It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.”

Usage

In literature:

It was between three and four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, and the sun still shone dazzlingly on the deep, unblemished snow.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
Its blade is still unblemished as when it passed from his hand to mine.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Translucent webbery, whatever it was, it showed her beneath it as bare as Venus was when she fared forth unblemished from the sea.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
The characters of all these personages were unblemished and respectable, until this machination was detected.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
His sentiments breathe a devoted and simple piety, the index of an unblemished life.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV." by Various
Her name would be unspotted and unblemished.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
His was a character of unblemished purity, manly uprightness, and perfect disinterestedness.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
Bender was the pink of propriety and a dog of unblemished reputation.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
In the worst event, they would have fallen with unblemished honor.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But more than this, he had dishonoured the Guard, brought the first blot of treachery upon its long and unblemished traditions.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
No longer they existed in the unblemished darkness.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The unblemished patriot, General Wadsworth, fought most splendidly, and is reported to be wounded.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Well, the memory, thank heaven, was secure; unblemished.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
I had a persuasion, illogical but invincible, that I was still entitled to all the respect due to a man of unblemished honor.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
A clear distinction is to be drawn between unblameable hearts and unblemished hearts.
"The Prayers of St. Paul" by W. H. Griffith Thomas
I told him he was a countryman of mine, of the most unblemished integrity, but, I was afraid, a rather timorous man.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was this moment fair and unblemished but I have begun to blot it, and having begun, am not likely to cease till I have spoiled it.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
Now the boy has been with me for years, and came to me with a most unblemished character.
"'Laramie;'" by Charles King
The figure had disappeared, and the unblemished carpet of snow was as it had been before.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
At one end of the village stood a century-old house, infinitely seemly in line and proportion, in color unblemished white.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
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In poetry:

He will present our souls,
Unblemished and complete,
Before the glory of his face,
With joys divinely great.
"Hymn 51" by Isaac Watts
The glory of unblemished days
Is on the silent mound —
The light of years, too pure for praise;
I kneel on holy ground!
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
Our silent hours shall steal unmark'd away
In one long tender calm of rural peace;
And measure many a fair unblemish'd day
Of chearful leisure and poetic ease.
"Delia, An Elegy" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
The leaf is smooth. Its green is innocence.
A clean, unblemished leaf, glossy when young.
A leaf the unobserving might overlook
And the observing find too prosperous.
"Encounter" by Robert Francis
Th' indelible vestige of unblemished love,
Must hence a guide to generations prove:
Though virtuous partners moulder in the tomb,
Their light may shine on ages yet to come.
"On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages" by George Moses Horton
Beauty, like other powers, maintains
Her empire, and by union reigns;
Each single feature faintly warms:
But where at once we view displayed
Unblemished grace, the perfect maid
Our eyes, our ears, our heart alarms.
"A Song : The Sparkling Eye" by William Cowper

In news:

With the win Taft remains unblemished.
Civil rights movements have often sought out figureheads with unblemished pasts.
1 Knicks protecting unblemished home mark.
3 Irish Remain Unblemished .
Warner finishes regular campaign unblemished .
Latest 'Road to Hoover' tells of unblemished Cornell, Maryland junior Patrick Mullins.
A (Boxing) Record That Remains Unblemished .
JUCO D-I: Unblemished Grayson County Captures Title.
CASSOPOLIS — The other Edwardsburg industrial park arson defendant avoided prison thanks to an unblemished prior record, but Connor Lee faces $712,000 restitution — a record in Prosecutor Victor Fitz's 29-year career.
The non-conference loss drops Dubois to 1-3 on the season, while the Cougars remain unblemished at 4-0.
Ducks replace Crimson Tide Falcons protecting unblemished record Hockey labor negotiations resume.
Knicks knock off Spurs to keep unblemished record.
Stickney says it was a misunderstanding, citing an unblemished academic record and testimonials from other students and nurses .
Who would have thought that something so simple…and simply divine, as the well-loved frozen-fruit concoction known as a smoothie, would remain an unblemished survivor 50 years after its inception.
The Panthers finished the regular season with a 17-1 overall record and an unblemished 8-0 record in conference play.
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