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Not damaged or marked in any way; perfect.
impeccable, flawless, faultless, without fault, without blemish, perfect, pure, pure as the driven snow, lily-white, whiter than white, clean, spotless, stainless, unsullied, unspoilt, undefiled, untouched, untarnished, uncontaminated, unpolluted, incorrupt, above reproach, beyond reproach, guiltless, sinless, innocent, unimpeachable, blamelessView synonyms
- ‘And that is a little worrying, because, forget the Tories, Labour's record is far from unblemished.’
- ‘He assumed the nation's highest judicial office, one that assumes its holder to have an unblemished record.’
- ‘The court heard Stewart had an unblemished driving record of 17 years.’
- ‘Then working as a bus driver, he had an unblemished record and had been hoping to start a new career with Hampshire Constabulary.’
- ‘Mr Ferguson has an unblemished employment record stretching back 36 years and has a clean driving licence.’
- ‘The vista is unblemished by gaudy advertising signs, utility lines or parked vehicles.’
- ‘And so Paris stands today, untouched, unblemished, simply one of the world's most magnificent cities.’
- ‘Buy a plant that shows signs of good health, such as unblemished bark and happy-looking leaves without blotches.’
- ‘Mr Hebblethwaite is believed to be highly regarded for his clinical skills and had previously held an unblemished employment record.’
- ‘O'Neill's record remains unblemished, stretched to a perfect sequence of 12 played, 12 won.’
- ‘From the tip of the headland you are treated to a view of more unblemished promontories dotted along the coast.’
- ‘After I got my letter in the mail, I made arrangements with the cashier's office, my academic record unblemished.’
- ‘Furthermore, even a minor charge can damage somebody with an unblemished reputation.’
- ‘Peter Butterfield, mitigating, asked for magistrates to consider the defendant's previously unblemished record.’
- ‘He added that Professor Wahid has an unblemished record and is respected by every student and teacher in the University.’
- ‘His unblemished record could well be extended tomorrow.’
- ‘York City will be bidding to end Hereford United's unblemished record against bottom-six clubs tomorrow.’
- ‘Dr Wolfson, who has run his practice at Claremont Medical Centre in Glenbuck Road for 17 years, has an unblemished record.’
- ‘York will have to find another gear for the York Festival on April 6 with seven visiting teams trying to spoil their unblemished record.’
- ‘His unblemished driving record began 73 years ago when cars were still something of a luxury to most people.’
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