Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stain.

Etymologies

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stain + -eth

Examples

  • Suns of the world may stain when heaven’s sun staineth.

    Thirty-third Sonnet

  • For example, a melody, sweet to the ear, bringeth the very spirit of life to a heart in love with God, yet staineth with lust a soul engrossed in sensual desires.

    Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  • Thus, also, every one who is humble and little in his own eyes, chooseth to be as a poor little worm, and burning with love towards his God, staineth his robe with scarlet, when for God's glory, and his neighbour's profit and salvation, he wasteth his own blood.

    Meditations on the Life and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Sin is of a polluting and defiling nature, and what grace soever it toucheth it staineth, and in staining makes it weaker, than were it not so defiled it would be.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • * Suns of the world may staine, whe [n] heauens sun staineth.

    Sonnets (1609 Edition)

  • Suns of the world may stain when heaven's sun staineth.

    Sonnets

  • As when some woman of Maionia or Karia staineth ivory with purple, to make a cheek-piece for horses, and it is laid up in the treasure chamber, and many a horseman prayeth for it to wear; but it is laid up to be a king's boast, alike an adornment for his horse and a glory for his charioteer; even in such wise, Menelaos, were thy shapely thighs stained with blood and thy legs and thy fair ankles beneath.

    The Iliad

  • Suns of the world may stain when heaven’s sun staineth.

    The Sonnets

  • O, kill this wrath of thine that staineth thy ascetic energy. '"

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • Suns of the world may stain, when heaven's sun staineth.”

    The Man Shakespeare

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