Amidst all the grandeur of tapestry and painting one must not lose sight of the simpler methods, for they are not to be distained.
The haggard Morrison followed obediently into a sombre, cool hovel which he would have distained to enter at any other time.
He was dressed in a gray-flannel gown and short breeches, the stockings wrinkled and distained, the feet in slippers.
And as the coughing urchin groans, and claps his hand to his mouth, distained is the snowball that drops unlaunched at his feet.
The door, which was equipped with neither bell nor knocker, was blistered and distained.
It was doubtless precisely because she distained certain forms of feminine barter that she got so much for nothing.