In response, Netanyahu said Olmert was trying to tarnish his administration ahead of parliamentary elections next week.
And using charges themselves false in order to tarnish his reputation?
He said Iran pays lobbyists in Washington to discredit reports by Iranian exiles and tarnish their image.
Banville may tarnish his hero a bit, particularly by tormenting him with alcohol.
God forbid I should ever tarnish the glorious name I am fortunate enough to bear!
So many of us tarnish our victories by the manner in which we display them.
Utensils made of this are attractive, not heavy, and they do not tarnish or rust.
Though the drops were salt, they would not tarnish the gold.
These rough hands of mine, will they not tarnish the purity of your white shoulder?
The honour of his name is in my keeping, he says, and he looks to me to do nothing to tarnish it.
1590s, from present participle stem of Middle French ternir "dull the luster or brightness of, make dim" (15c.), probably from Old French terne (adj.) "dull, dark," from a Germanic source cognate with Old High German tarnjan "to conceal, hide," Old English dyrnan "to hide, darken," from Proto-Germanic *darnjaz (see dern). Figurative sense is from 1690s. Related: Tarnished; tarnishing.
1713, from tarnish (v.).