How to use Tarnished in a sentence
Their reddish-brown skin has been com pared in hue to tarnished copper.
But the great majority of persons considered that, whatever arguments might have been urged for concession in 1880, when British troopshad suffered no reverses, nothing could be said for concession in 1881, when their arms had been tarnished by a humiliating disaster.
It preserves its lustre in dry air, but in moist air it becomes tarnished by the formation of a film of oxide.
His fame is tarnished, however, by numerous deeds of tyranny and cruelty.
He was perhaps wanting in firmness of character, and the undue influence exercised over him by unscrupulous ministers, or by the seductions of fairer but no less ambitious votaries of statecraft, led him to make concessions which tarnished the glory of his reign, and were followed by baneful results for the welfare of his empire.Advertisement
When not tarnished, the mineral has a silver-white colour with a tinge of red, and the lustre is metallic. Hardness 2-21; specific gravity 9-70-9.83.
Wohler reduced the sesquioxide by zinc, and obtained a shining green powder of specific gravity 6.81, which tarnished in air and dissolved in hydrochloric acid and warm dilute sulphuric acid, but was unacted upon by concentrated nitric acid.
It is, however, to be regretted that this monarchs memory is tarnished by more than one dark deed.
To describe ending hunger in the future, I have only these tarnished terms of the present at my disposal.
He tarnished the image of Britain in the eyes of many Arabs.Advertisement
An absolutely clean surface becomes tarnished in damp air, an almost invisible coating of oxide being produced, just as happens with zinc; but this film is very permanent and prevents further attack.
Being out of fashion during a particular year, thus having your reputation tarnished forever, fashion or not - really is n't on.
Without a little care and attention it can become tarnished and can end up looking unattractive.
To keep your Hawaiian silver ID bracelet in the best condition, you need to gently clean away the tarnish with a very soft cotton cloth.Some people advocate cleaning tarnished silver with toothpaste, but this really isn't a very good idea.
Another way you can clean lightly tarnished silver is to use silvercloth.Advertisement
With the onslaught of strange disappearances and mysterious events, the threat upon the city is on the rise and the utopian haven is in danger of being tarnished forever.
Over the past few years, wine producers have decided to overhaul this tarnished image by offering decent, even good wines packaged in a box and calling them "casks."
Many Fossil handbags feature simple styles that are outfitted with antique brass-plated, gold, or tarnished hardware in order to preserve the feel of an earlier era.
When you soak pennies in these various cleaning solutions the layer of copper oxide which has tarnished the penny dissolves and washes away leaving you with a bright, new-looking coin.
The Michele Forbes Cain was a darkly tarnished hero.Advertisement
Lead exposed to ordinary air is rapidly tarnished, but the thin dark film formed is very slow in increasing.
The colour of the mineral is silver-white or steel-grey, with a metallic lustre, but it is often tarnished yellow; the streak is greyish-black.
Such restorations are possible because of the intimate fitness of animals and plants to their environment, and because such fitness has distinguished certain forms of life from the Cambrian to the present time; the species have altogether changed, but the laws governing the life of certain kinds of organisms have remained exactly the same for the whole period of time assigned to the duration of life; in fact, we read the conditions of the past in a mirror of adaptation, often sadly tarnished and incomplete owing to breaks in the palaeontological record, but constantly becoming more polished by discoveries which increase the understanding of life and its all-pervading relations to the non-life.
Others submitted or temporized; but before there had been time enough for the matter to be carried through, the emperor died, having tarnished if not utterly forfeited by this last error the reputation won by a life devoted to the service of Orthodoxy.
When exposed to the air it becomes quickly covered with a film of oxide; the tarnished metal when plunged into water reassumes its metallic lustre, the oxide film being quickly dissolved.Advertisement
In inner Persia the air is exceptionally dry, and in many districts polished steel may be exposed in the open during a great part of the year without becoming tarnished.
Some surface waters dissolve lead when bright, but cease to do so when the lead becomes tarnished.
It's a bleak and satisfying film with an immensely engaging tarnished hero in Auteuil.
Let us now peruse the tarnished pages of history.
Facing prosecution, with his name tarnished by the scandal, he was forced to resign.
For me the joy of spring is somewhat tarnished by the fact that there just aren't enough hours in the day.
To clean badly tarnished brass soak in a solution of oxalic acid overnight.
And I felt slightly tarnished by the way we seem to value our existence by not being genuinely committed.
Fair result on the day; just a little tarnished by the handbags from certain players.
Milan was invested in 1161, starved into capitulation after nine months resistance, and given up to total destruction by the Italian imperialists of Fredericks army, so stained and tarnished with the vindictive passions of municipal rivalry was even this, the one great glorious strife of Italian annals.
The king's honour was directly involved in their compensation and, except for the gratification of a few individuals, was tarnished by his neglect to afford them relief.
It infected the air, tarnished the silver, might possibly destroy the health, and was speedily, tho reluctantly, abandoned.
Have you ever felt your own reputation to have been tarnished by the actions of others?
For me the joy of spring is somewhat tarnished by the fact that there just are n't enough hours in the day.
In the meanwhile, however, the firm 's reputation could be wrongly tarnished in the eyes of the regulator and resources expended unnecessarily.
She said she did not want local youngsters to all be " tarnished with the same brush ".
The thinner the plating, the faster it will wear off and begin to look tarnished and worn out.
Go for plain red (almost maroon, rather than bright red) and gold (again, not bright gold, but muted, almost tarnished looking gold) bulbs for your tree - using these bulbs as the main ornaments is a good way to go.
Matt Lauer - The Today Show host had an affair while covering the Winter Olympics, and it definitely tarnished his squeaky clean image.
This will ensure that the watch keeps its shine and does not become tarnished.
Despite decades of phenomenal success, the Gucci name grew tarnished after a series of bad business decisions and scandalous family quarrels brought the company close to bankruptcy in the 1970s.