He has a sense of honor and an instinct for revenge when he feels his honor has been besmirched.
Quite close to the young lovers a heathen cut down a Christian who was carrying the besmirched head of a Muse.
The walls were bare and besmirched, and upon them were several mottoes and placards.
Maria had to see the face of her demigod become pale and besmirched with dust.
These do fear lest they be besmirched by fellowship with the mean and ailing.
His hair sticks out through his hat, his face is besmirched, his fingers are covered with soot.
Not content with vilifying the father, he besmirched the character of Paula's mother.
"Let my name be besmirched, provided only my country is saved," is Quesnel's answer to Teulier.
Right wrathful and heavy was she, because of the words that had besmirched her.
Oh, I have heard of this affair, a vulgar tavern brawl, the fifth in which his name has been involved and besmirched.