verb (used with object), sul·lied, sul·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), sul·lied, sul·ly·ing.
noun, plural sul·lies.
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Origin of sully
OTHER WORDS FROM sullysul·li·a·ble, adjectiveun·sul·li·a·ble, adjectiveun·sul·lied, adjective
Definition for sully (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for sully
On board is Sully, who sacrificed her marriage and left her daughter behind in order to become one of the first humans to travel so far in our Solar System.Poignant The Midnight Sky wrestles with whether humankind is worth saving|Jennifer Ouellette|December 24, 2020|Ars Technica
Straight couples will see that their own marriages were somehow not sullied after all.
Similarly, clandestine foreign operations have sullied the civilian courts.
This modern autocrat suckles from your own breast and buries you beneath a mountain of sullied nappies.
Suppose McCain had been voted out of office in 1992 after the Keating Five savings-and-loan scandal sullied his reputation.
This was very exceptional in railway history, for British and Irish railways possess a record that has rarely been sullied.
“Awful,” “horrid,” and “lovely” are good words; but they have been sullied by common use.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The same treachery which sullied the reminiscences of Ghent, characterised the procedure of the minister towards England in 1846.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Pomp grinned, and broke off some thick leaves to carefully clean the sullied end, chuckling merrily the while.Mass' George|George Manville Fenn
Even the memory of his grand passion was now corrupted, sullied, debased.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio