The speech did irreparable damage to Powell's reputation, and he has since called it "a blot on his record."
Think of its twisted outline as a Rorschach blot for a society—maybe a civilization.
Like Amalek, the Biblical evil-doer whose name we are enjoined to “blot out.”
But we must remember not only to not forget, but to blot out the enemy—not mercifully, but through genocide.
She wanted to cover her eyes, to blot out the sun, to run to some friendly darkness to make her moan.
All falsehood must be a blot as well as a sin, an injury as well as a deception.
There was no expense of money and men she would refuse to consider for erasing the blot of Campo Formio.
Some day you will blot it all out of your life as a page torn and forgotten.
Susan smiled in response, but the little speech was the one blot on a happy evening.
It was the first blot that had ever come on the name of a member of the proud Bryan family.
late 14c., originally "blemish," perhaps from Old Norse blettr "blot, stain," or from Old French blot, variant of bloc "block," or blestre "blister, lump, clump of earth."
early 15c., "to make blots;" mid-15c. "to blot out, obliterate" (words), from blot (n.). Related: Blotted; blotting.
The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
a stain or reproach (Job 31:7; Prov. 9:7). To blot out sin is to forgive it (Ps. 51:1, 9; Isa. 44:22; Acts 3:19). Christ's blotting out the handwriting of ordinances was his fulfilling the law in our behalf (Col. 2:14).