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blemish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblemishblem‧ish1 /ˈblemɪʃ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MARKa small mark, especially a mark on someone’s skin or on the surface of an object, that spoils its appearance
Examples from the Corpus
blemishHer skin was perfect -- not a blemish on it.Leg makeup covers any blemishes and veins while adding a hint of colour.Only by offering the play in its entirety, blemishes and all, does its content makes sense.First Jonathan, which had been, in retrospect, a mere blemish on the horizon.They were perfectly formed, with no blemishes, no insect or fungus damage.These are said to reduce the appearance of blemishes and help prevent spots.All grades are wholesome but U. S. Grade A is assigned to products which are of uniform size and free of blemishes.But no Utopia is perfect, and this one had two blemishes.After moisturising, disguise thread veins, blemishes and dark circles under the eyes with a good concealer.
blemishblemish2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SPOILto spoil something so that it is no longer beautiful or perfectunblemished 🔊 His record will be blemished by this failure. Grammar Blemish is often passive.blemished adjective→ See Verb table
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blemishReagan, confused and uninformed, escaped with only his image blemished.It's faint, but it does blemish an otherwise faultless job.The sycamores, blemished bark, but very nice, brown and white, getting ready to cough up leaves.Would you desire the honour of your own cheek being blemished by Biff?
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Verb table
blemish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblemish
he, she, itblemishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblemished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blemished
he, she, ithas blemished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blemished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blemish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blemished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blemishing
he, she, itis blemishing
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you, we, theyare blemishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas blemishing
you, we, theywere blemishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blemishing
he, she, ithas been blemishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blemishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blemishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blemishing
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