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 for sully
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sully \Sul"ly\, v. i.
     To become soiled or tarnished.
     [1913 Webster]
           Silvering will sully and canker more than gilding.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sully \Sul"ly\, n.; pl. Sullies.
     Soil; tarnish; stain.
     [1913 Webster]
           A noble and triumphant merit breaks through little
           spots and sullies in his reputation.     --Spectator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sully \Sul"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sullied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sullying.] [OE. sulien, AS. sylian, fr. sol mire; akin to
     G. suhle mire, sich, s["u]hlen to wallow, Sw. s["o]la to
     bemire, Dan. s["o]le, Goth. bisaulijan to defile.]
     To soil; to dirty; to spot; to tarnish; to stain; to darken;
     -- used literally and figuratively; as, to sully a sword; to
     sully a person's reputation.
     [1913 Webster]
           Statues sullied yet with sacrilegious smoke.
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           No spots to sully the brightness of this solemnity.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: United States painter (born in England) of portraits and
           historical scenes (1783-1872) [syn: Sully, Thomas
      2: French statesman (1560-1641) [syn: Sully, Duc de Sully,
         Maxmilien de Bethune]
      v 1: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's
           reputation" [syn: defile, sully, corrupt, taint,
      2: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used
         metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long
         exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the
         affair with a married man" [syn: tarnish, stain,
         maculate, sully, defile]
      3: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name
         and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!"
         "The article in the paper sullied my reputation" [syn:
         defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate,
         calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "sully":
     abuse, attaint, bedaub, befoul, benasty, besmear, besmirch,
     besmutch, besoil, bespatter, betray, black, blacken, blemish, blot,
     blow upon, brand, call names, censure, contaminate, corrupt, daub,
     debauch, deceive, defame, defile, deflower, demoralize, denigrate,
     despoil, destroy, dirty, disapprove, discolor, disgrace, disparage,
     engage in personalities, expose, expose to infamy, force, foul,
     gibbet, hang in effigy, heap dirt upon, infect, lead astray, mar,
     mess, mess up, mislead, muckrake, nasty, pillory, pollute, rape,
     ravage, ravish, reprimand, revile, ruin, seduce, shame, slubber,
     slur, smear, smirch, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, spoil,
     spot, stain, stigmatize, taint, tar, tarnish, throw mud at, vilify,
     violate, vitiate, wreck

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Sully -- U.S. County in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    1556
     Housing Units (2000): 844
     Land area (2000):     1006.899280 sq. miles (2607.857052 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    63.460182 sq. miles (164.361110 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1070.359462 sq. miles (2772.218162 sq. km)
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             44.714843 N, 100.090532 W
      Sully, SD
      Sully County
      Sully County, SD

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sully, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    904
     Housing Units (2000): 360
     Land area (2000):     0.520573 sq. miles (1.348277 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.520573 sq. miles (1.348277 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            76035
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.578638 N, 92.845441 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50251
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Sully, IA

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