He blamed the abortion and the late night for this blemish on his otherwise almost perfect 1974 season.
Had he not possessed this blemish, Nelligan would have deemed him nearly faultless.
There is not a blemish in mind or person at which the proudest of you all would sicken.
This blemish is lacking in "The Farewell of Hiawatha," which is written for men's voices.
It had a blemish, in the nature of currant jelly, on its chin; and was a thirsty child.
Our world with its pigs doesn't fit in with their world of "blemish in the sacrifice."
You have won a great prize, a ruby without a blemish; value it, cherish it.
Then, "Will you try to visualize your mother without the blemish at her temple?"
For this blemish, however, he was more to be pitied than blamed.
Mr. Darcy, who never looks at any woman but to see a blemish, and who probably never looked at you in his life!
early 14c., "to hurt, damage," from Old French blemiss- "to turn pale," extended stem of blemir, blesmir "to make pale; stain, discolor," also "to injure" (13c., Modern French blêmir), probably from Frankish *blesmjan "to cause to turn pale," or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *blas "shining, white," from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
The order of appearance of senses in Middle English is "hurt, damage;" "impair morally, sully" (late 14c.); "mar, spoil, injure" (early 15c.); "to mar the beauty or soundness of" (mid-15c.). Related: Blemished; blemishing.
1520s, from blemish (v.).
blemish blem·ish (blěm'ĭsh)
A small circumscribed alteration of the skin considered to be unesthetic but insignificant.
imperfection or bodily deformity excluding men from the priesthood, and rendering animals unfit to be offered in sacrifice (Lev. 21:17-23; 22:19-25). The Christian church, as justified in Christ, is "without blemish" (Eph. 5:27). Christ offered himself a sacrifice "without blemish," acceptable to God (1 Pet. 1:19).