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  • verb Present participle of mar.


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  • With 'family' being a word marring their worlds, it was only natural that their hopes should be revived in these preserved entities of Siriaj Hospital.

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • I didn't want him to think I was not intelligent enough to understand what he meant, and moreover I hated the idea of marring our first meeting by refusing so unmistakable a request.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916

  • According to the NOHO release, this sometimes "marring," sometimes "expounding" mode evokes a larger tradition of "defacing" art, from Rauschenberg's De Kooning erasure to the Chapman Brothers defacing Goya etchings.

    Menachem Wecker: The Reality of Fake Buddhas: A New Ancient Art Exhibit

  • He adds: "[T] hey are almost invariably decried as 'marring', 'spoiling', 'ruining', and 'intruding on' the otherwise relatively natural landscape, such as desert, open field, mountainside, and … ocean, and for creating an 'eyesore'."

    Kansas City infoZine Headlines

  • The only thing marring this day should be some thin high clouds coming off a blessedly slow moving storm in the Midwest.

    Forecast: On and off sun with mild temps today

  • Does that mean your friend does whatever he pleases without it marring his soul?

    So a few of us went bowling last night « Dating Jesus

  • However, a “roadside bomb and two suicide bombers targeting polling stations in Baghdad killed at least 12 people marring the first day of voting to elect the government that will rule as U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq.”

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 5, 2010

  • Because of the apostille requirement, marring in Rome is likely to be a bigger problem than marrying in the USA if your fiancé can come to the USA.

    advice needed

  • If one talks to these kids coming from the illiterate villages in the mountains and south, it has been my experience that they are quite weary of official attempts to educate them in Tamazight; why not teach them to read and write in a language they can use first, rather than marring them down with a language that doesn't take them anywhere beyond where they're already at?

    Global Voices in English » Morocco: Teaching “Berber” in Schools

  • Not only is Mr. Peterson's vocal presence lost, the disc aims to banish the audiences, those inconvenient folk seen as marring the pianist's live recordings.

    A High Price to Pay for the Pursuit of a More Perfect Peterson


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