verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring.
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After the biggest shot of his career, and the last great moment of his injury-marred tenure in Washington, Wall jumped on the scorer’s table and tugged at his jersey as the home crowd roared.The greatest moments of John Wall’s decade with the Wizards|Scott Allen|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
What the video wasn’t was a compelling argument for the idea that the 2020 presidential contest was somehow marred by fraud.
There’s no reason to think that every election moving forward won’t be similarly marred by attempts to overturn the popular will through some combination of legal chicanery, conspiracy-theory espousal and efforts to game the system.Just because an attempt to steal an election is ludicrous and ham-handed doesn’t mean it can’t work|Philip Bump|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
In September, he admitted that 2020 might have been his last season had it not been marred by the novel coronavirus pandemic.Nationals decline options for Adam Eaton, Howie Kendrick, Aníbal Sánchez and Eric Thames|Jesse Dougherty|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
The second is that both privatization and nationalization disappoint, because both processes are frequently marred by expropriation.
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And there is no doubt, too, that its legacy will be marred by the controversy it stirred, both on and off screen.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ichikowitz and his brother Eric have been marred before by corruption scandals.
Her last official engagement before she gave birth to baby George was marred by her skirts blowing up and flashing her underwear.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 19th and early 20th centuries were marred by pogroms against Jewish communities.
But he marred it all by a temper so ungovernable that in Paris there was current a byword, "Explosive as Garnache."St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
No mishap marred the pleasure of the trip, and all returned safe and sound to their home in the capital city of Korea.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
A few scratches here and there marred the polish of the frame and one cushion had sustained an ugly rent.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
The girdle which the prophet had been commanded to hide, in process of time was marred; it was profitable for nothing.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
In some instances, otherwise valuable scientific works are marred by sneers at the books of inspiration.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward