usIn the times in which we live, it is very easy to blacken the reputation of public figures. Nykyaikana on hyvin helppoa mustata julkisuuden henkilöiden maine. The sky blackened as the storm clouds rolled in.Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men. — Napoleon Bonaparte
usSnobs feel its hard to call it wine with a straight face when the cork is made of plastic.He corked his bat, which was discovered when it broke, causing a controversy.The vicious tackle corked his leg.
usThe EU bureaucratic machine is vast, and not only does it pose a threat to efficiency but it especially threatens to tarnish the Union’s reputation in the eyes of the public. EU:n byrokratia on suunnaton ja se uhkaa, paitsi toiminnan tehokkuutta, erityisesti mustata unionin mainetta kansalaisten silmissä. Careful storage of silver will prevent it from tarnishing.He is afraid that he will tarnish his reputation if he disagrees.