Olga's own life was marred by the death of her husband when she had been married for just four years.
His recent trip to Britain, Israel, and Poland was marred by a series of gaffes.
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.
Old English merran (Anglian), mierran (West Saxon) "to waste, spoil," from Proto-Germanic *marzjan (cf. Old Frisian meria, Old High German marren "to hinder, obstruct," Gothic marzjan "to hinder, offend"), from PIE root *mers- "to trouble, confuse" (cf. Sanskrit mrsyate "forgets, neglects," Lithuanian mirszati "to forget"). Related: Marred; marring.