- n a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
a facial blemish
- v mar or spoil the appearance of
- v mar or impair with a flaw
her face was blemished
- v add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
- Less than three weeks later, McCain endured 5 hours of surgery to remove a patch of skin including the blemish, roughly 5 cm (2 in.
- Her father had tried to erase the blemish of a handicapped daughter; this younger Kennedy chose instead to reveal the glory behind the blemish.
- Prince Charles' Duchy Home Farm went organic back in 1986, when most shoppers cared only about the low price tag on suspiciously blemish-free vegetables and unnaturally large .
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- 2013 Travelers Championship scores: Bubba Watson holds the lead after two rounds
The second round of the Travelers Championship is in the books with Bubba Watson holding first place heading into the weekend. Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday, improving his score to 10-under par through two days of the tournament. A bogey on the tenth hole was his only blemish during an otherwise strong performance on Friday afternoon. It remains a crowded field behind Watson, though Patrick ...
June 21, 2013 - SB Nation
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When consumers get mild doses of negative information about a product or service, news about the blemish may actually strengthen their positive impression say researchers.
June 20, 2013 - Stanford GSB
- Ken Salazar in International Herald Tribune
Salazar called the case "a blemish on the United States and the Department of Interior."
- John Howard in Washington Post
The time is right to take a permanent, decisive step toward completing some unfinished business of this nation,Howard said. "The worst blemish of all has been our treatment of indigenous Australians."
- Kenny Perry in ESPN
They didn't beat us,Perry said. "We didn't lose. We finally put a blemish on Sergio's record."