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bloodstained

[bluhd-steynd] /ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd/
adjective
1.
stained with blood:
a bloodstained knife.
2.
guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
Origin of bloodstained
1590-1600
1590-1600; blood + stained; see stain, -ed2
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  • How long had it taken—that frenzy of battle on the bloodstained beach?

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • A bloodstained knife was found under the old merchant's pillow.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • She saw that he had a bloodstained strip of linen tied around his neck.

  • Thus Bertha learns that her lover and the bloodstained Prophet are one.

  • Of course, Mwanga was a coward as well as a cruel and bloodstained despot.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for bloodstained

bloodstained

/ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd/
adjective
1.
stained by or covered in blood
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