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Definitions of stain

  1.   an act that brings discredit to the person who does it he made a huge blot on his copybook
  2.   a symbol of disgrace or infamy And the Lord set a mark upon Cain Genesis
  3.   the state of being covered with unclean things
  4.   a soiled or discolored appearance the wine left a dark stain
  5.   produce or leave stains Red wine stains the table cloth
  6.   a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  7.   color for microscopic study The laboratory worker dyed the specimen
  8.   color with a liquid dye or tint Stain this table a beautiful walnut color people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages
  9.   microscopy a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  10.   make dirty or spotty as by exposure to air also used metaphorically The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man
  11.   To discolor by the application of foreign matter to make foul to spot as to stain the hand with dye armor stained with blood
  12.   To color as wood glass paper cloth or the like by processess affecting chemically or otherwise the material itself to tinge with a color or colors combining with or penetrating the substance to dye as to stain wood with acids colored washes paint rubbed in etc to stain glass
  13.   To spot with guilt or infamy to bring reproach on to blot to soil to tarnish
  14.   To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison
  15.   To give or receive a stain to grow dim
  16.   A discoloration by foreign matter a spot as a stain on a garment or cloth
  17.   A natural spot of a color different from the gound
  18.   Taint of guilt tarnish disgrace reproach
  19.   Cause of reproach shame
  20.   A tincture a tinge
  21.   A discoloration spot or blot a dye taint of guilt or crime cause of reproach
  22.   To blot spot mark with color to dye soil with guilt or crime
  23.   To take or make a stain
  24.   1 To discolor 2 To color to dye 3 A discoloration 4 A dye used in histological and bacteriological technique
  25.   To tinge or color to give a different color to to dye to mark with guilt or infamy to bring reproach on to sully to tarnish
  26.   A discoloration a spot taint of guilt cause of reproach shame
  27.   Spot of color color discoloration disgrace
  28.   To dye tinge discolor sully tarnish disgrace
  29.   To make a stain upon impart a stain to color or discolor
  30.   To take or impart a stain
  31.   A discoloration
  32.   A dye used in staining
  33.   A moral taint tarnish
  34.   Stainless
  35.   Discolouration a spot of a colour different from the ground taint of guilt reproach cause of reproach
  36.   To discolour or spot with foreign matter to tinge to impress with figures of a different colour from the ground to soil to mark with guilt or infamy
  37.   To discolour to tinge of a different colour to blot to render foul to tarnish to bring reproach to mark with guilt or infamy to impress or mark with a variety of colours
  38.   A blot a foul spot a spot of colour taint of guilt infamy disgrace

Quotes of stain

  1. The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness corruption or stain of sin – William Ames
  2. Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt – Saint Aurelius Augustine
  3. Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness – Samuel Beckett
  4. Nothing matters but the writing There has been nothing else worthwhile a stain upon the silence – Samuel Beckett
  5. It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him and to speak painful truth through loving words that is friendship – Henry Ward Beecher
  6. If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus how great how heinous how sinful must the evil of sin be – William Throsby Bridges
  7. And that's why you know it's players like Randy Moss that unfortunately put a stain on the entire league – Boomer Esiason
  8. But money wife is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out – John Gay
  9. I did get to work with Anthony Hopkins on 'The Human Stain If I ever manage to accomplish a quarter of what he's achieved I'll have had one hell of a career – Lindsay Lohan
  10. No speech can stain what is noble by nature – Sophocles
  11. After Nixon resigned in 1974 he engaged in a very aggressive war with history attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory Happily history won largely because of Nixon's tapes – Bob Woodward

Usage examples for stain

  1. There was no stain – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  2. But that stain won't come off if you do wash never worry – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  3. Such a deed of violence must not stain the home of the gods – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  4. Love can never stain anything – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. But I swear it by my family pride and name which are dearer to me than life if you leave a stain upon them you shall die – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  6. When we have once sinned no future goodness can wipe out the stain all that we can do is to trust that He will forgive us for our Saviour's sake but we can in a certain degree make amends to our fellow creatures and the right thing for you now will be to acknowledge to Miss Morton when she is able to see you how very great your fault has been and then to show by every means in your power that you are anxious to consult her happiness – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  7. “ For her with the work and stain of the knowledge of much evil and little good – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  8. “ No the person who found them would see the stain and guess whose they were – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  9. Was not the stain great enough but you must make my poor child suffer for it – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. As soldiers let us do our duty in the field contend for our legitimate rights and not stain our honor by the sacrifice of integrity – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root
  11. Nobody else noticed this stain – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  12. “ A moment's reflection told him that he had better do so as the visit of the police must be connected with the stain of blood he had washed from the pavement and he could prove that he had nothing to do with it – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  13. We have found one yellow stain on the neck you will very likely find some more – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  14. It was the kind of battle which is fought every day and every hour but the battlefield is always a silent place and there is neither broken weapon nor crimson stain to tell us where the strife has been – A Vanished Hand by Sarah Doudney
  15. The farmer helped him into his clothes and himself removed the blood stain from the lad's dazed face – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  16. His mission he said was one of peace and he would not stain it at the outset by an act of violence – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  17. The one sin of Peter in denying his Lord stands out today as a dark stain upon his life – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  18. “ No wipe off the foul stain and let it become a suitable and comfortable place for the seat of Government – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  19. First I didn't think anything about it at all only I noticed that the stain was on the left hand page – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  20. The red stain turning more and more to a dull brown stretched inside – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

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