His demeanor won him the nickname “ogre of Avetrana” because of his dirty fingernails and soiled clothing.
Well John, you just soiled the sanctity of your own institution so what does that say about your deeply held convictions?
He described the pollution like as a “heavy, soiled blanket that smothers us each night.”
When a window is soiled you can write on it with your finger; then your finger becomes soiled.
His clothes were soiled and stained, and his face was covered with ragged beard.
The extreme difficulty of cleaning the surface of mercury when it has once been soiled or greased, is due to the same cause.
The plumage, once shining with hues direct from heaven, is soiled and bedraggled.
He was in a dreadful condition—a soiled and hopeless mass from the gutter out of which he had been rescued.
Yes, my husband who has defiled me as no other on earth could have soiled and degraded me!
Further, the leaves, which are seriously bitten into, are reduced to tatters and soiled with little heaps of greenish ordure.
early 13c., "to defile or pollute with sin," from Old French soillier "to splatter with mud, to foul or make dirty," originally "to wallow" (12c., Modern French souillier), from souil "tub, wild boar's wallow, pigsty," which is from either Latin solium "tub for bathing; seat," or Latin suculus "little pig," from sus "pig." Literal meaning "to make dirty, begrime" is attested from c.1300 in English. Related: Soiled; soiling.
c.1300, originally "land, area, place," from Anglo-French soil "piece of ground, place" (13c.), from an merger or confusion of Old French sol "bottom, ground, soil" (12c., from Latin solum "soil, ground;" see sole (n.1)), Old French soeul, sueil "threshold, area, place" (from Latin solium "seat"), and Old French soil, soille "a miry place," from soillier (see soil (v.)).
Meaning "place of one's nativity" is from c.1400. Meaning "mould, earth, dirt" (especially that which plants grow in) is attested from mid-15c.
"filth, dirt, refuse matter, sewage, liquid likely to contain excrement," c.1600, earlier "miry or muddy place" (early 15c.), from Old French soille "miry place," from soillier (v.) "to make dirty," and in part a native formation from soil (v.). This is the sense in archaic night-soil.
The loose top layer of the Earth's surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter (humus), and capable of retaining water, providing nutrients for plants, and supporting a wide range of biotic communities. Soil is formed by a combination of depositional, chemical, and biological processes and plays an important role in the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles. Soil types vary widely from one region to another, depending on the type of bedrock they overlie and the climate in which they form. In wet and humid regions, for example, soils tend to be thicker than they do in dry regions. See more at A horizon, B horizon, C horizon., See illustration at ABC soil.