Definitions

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  • adj. Not dyed or discolored.
  • adj. Pure, pristine, clean, immaculate, unadulterated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not stained; not dyed.
  • Not polluted; not tarnished; not dishonored: as, an unstained character; unstained religion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without soil or spot or stain
  • adj. not stained
  • adj. not having a coating of stain or varnish
  • adj. (of reputation) free from blemishes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You would (by the same aid and blessing) keep your honor pure, and transmit a name unstained to those who have a right to bear it.

    Roundabout Papers

  • I care not if I leave my name unstained and my family property settled.

    Sir Walter Scott

  • I often wish that I could lay my head quietly in the grave; but then, I should wish to do so with my name unstained -- and, on the other hand, what is there that can bind me to life?

    Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • I care not, if I leave my name unstained, and my family properly settled.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • He too would keep his sword unstained and the flag of honor flying.

    The Vision Splendid

  • Is he not a proper man and of good lineage, and name unstained?

    The Lady of Blossholme

  • Sir Walter certainly left his “name unstained,” unless the serious mistakes natural to a sanguine temperament such as his, are to be counted as stains upon his name; and if they are, where among the sons of men would you find many unstained names as noble as his with such a stain upon it?

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Sir Walter certainly left his "name unstained," unless the serious mistakes natural to a sanguine temperament such as his, are to be counted as stains upon his name; and if they are, where among the sons of men would you find many unstained names as noble as his with such a stain upon it?

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

  • Francis Tunstall was of that ancient and proud descent who claimed the style of the "unstained;" because, amid the various chances of the long and bloody wars of the Roses, they had, with undeviating faith, followed the House of Lancaster, to which they had originally attached themselves.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Biopsy, aspirates, and unstained glass side tissue sections for FISH analysis.

    Hematopathology

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