verb (used with object), sul·lied, sul·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), sul·lied, sul·ly·ing.
noun, plural sul·lies.
Origin of sully
Definition for sully (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for sully
I begin to observe that it sounds as if Sully is in microcosm what Newman himself…but that is as far as I get.
Sully decides to face the truth of what his negligence has sown.
But he was also showing a gritty and sully city in a beautiful way.
The Sully people catalogue a variety of reactions to today's job numbers.It's a 'Could Be Worse' Economy, and We're Living in It|Justin Green|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sully is downright exuberant at Biden's performance tonight.
The deity, however, did not sully her by deflowering her in the flesh.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2|Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Sully had already despatched his splendid trains of artillery to the frontier.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.|John Lothrop Motley
His celebrated minister, Sully, was entangled in these matters somewhat more than he himself approved.The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed.|Elizabeth Stone
To sully these-173- pages with translations of Poggio's rank abuse would be impossible.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
Homeward bound on the ship Sully in the autumn of 1832, Morse fell into conversation with some scientific men who were on board.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for sully (1 of 2)
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
noun plural -lies
Word Origin for sully
British Dictionary definitions for sully (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for sully
1570s (implied in sulliedness), probably from Middle French souiller, from Old French souillier "make dirty" (see soil (v.)). Related: Sullied; sullying.