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.
The social-network giant had a dreadful debut in May, marred by bungled underwriting and NASDAQ tech glitches.
Fighting spread a month later to the Morea, and Greek battlefield successes were marred by atrocities against Turkish civilians.
I wish I could erase all the troubles that have marred these days for you.
The honesty of the conviction is not marred by the fact that it is entirely mistaken.
Her fairy tales are thin, and marred by weak allegory of the "Carte de Tendre" kind.
After all, he remembered, it was the people who made or marred a place.
The trees are vigorous, productive and little subject to leaf-curl but the fruits in New York are often marred by peach-scab.
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.