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 Meanings and Examples of STAIN
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stain
 n.  soiled or discolored; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a color different from the gound
Classic Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
1  'In a word,' said the young lady, turning away, as her temporary firmness forsook her, 'there is a stain upon my name, which the world visits on innocent heads.'
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  Gentlemen all, observe the dark stain upon this gentleman's hat, no wider than a shilling, but thicker than a half-crown.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
3  When the reddleman entered the garden the old man was looking through his glass at the stain of blue sea in the distant landscape, the little anchors on his buttons twinkling in the sun.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
4  Venn flushed through his stain.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
5  Public disgrace I might have faced, although I am a man whose character has never yet borne a stain.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
6  With dramatic suddenness he struck a match, and by its light exposed a stain of blood upon the whitewashed wall.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
7  As he held the match nearer, I saw that it was more than a stain.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
8  With a darkening face my friend strode along the margin, eagerly observant of every muddy stain upon the mossy surface.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
9  The room into which we were shown was that in which the crime had been committed, but no trace of it now remained save an ugly, irregular stain upon the carpet.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
10  There IS a second stain, but it does not correspond with the other.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
11  Tugging and straining, perspiration dripping from her forehead, she dragged him down the hall, a red stain following her path.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  It seemed to shake him all over, and it never stopped; you could see a red stain wherever he had spit upon the floor.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
13  It so far deepened the stain which a previous and very similar event had left upon the reputation of the French commander that it was not entirely erased by his early and glorious death.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
14  If the blood of an Oneida could stain such a sheet of pure water as this we float on," returned the scout, "your two eyes would answer your own question.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
15  A stain on the name of Huron can only be hid by blood that comes from the veins of an Indian.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  True blue will never stain.
2  You can stain the wood with this special liquid to give it a pleasing color.
3  She scrubbed the stain on the floor.
4  You can remove a red wine stain from a carpet by sprinkling salt over it.
5  It was impossible to remove the stain from the tablecloth.
6  She already has drawn 5 tattoos upon her body as well as this neck permanent skin stain is 6th one.
7  Fortunately, the stain on the blouse was imperceptible after the blouse had gone through the wash.
8  Pour it on the stain liberally, let it sit about 1 minute, soak it up with a cloth.
9  His sheet was stained with blood running from his nose.
10  Water and other liquids can stained unprotected wood surfaces.
11  A few strange, antique portraits of the men and women of other days decorated the stained walls.
12  Give it a sponge with a damp cloth - that will remove the blood stains.
13  Be quick, cover the blood stains over.
14  Tomato sauce stains terribly - it's really difficult to get it out of clothes.
15  Remove stains by soaking in a mild solution of bleach.