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unstained

[uhn-steynd] /ʌnˈsteɪnd/
adjective
1.
not stained or spotted; unsoiled.
2.
without moral blemish.
Origin of unstained
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; un-1 + stain + -ed2
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  • "—unstained, lofty, and solitary existences," she murmured to herself.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • "unstained, lofty, and solitary existences," she quoted as if to herself.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • I am prepared to swear, and so is Bannister, that it was smooth and unstained.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • His cherished, lifelong integrity, the unstained purity of his principles?

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • It is not uncommon at this time to leave all shingles unpainted and unstained.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson
  • The glorious field of Gadshill was unstained by a drop of blood.

  • You know that life has not been to you an unstained thing any more than it has been to any of us.

    The Lost Faith T. S. Childs
  • He might have been miserable, but he would have been unstained by guilt.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • The Princess Joan is pure as an angel, unstained by evil or the thought of it!

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • With a sigh he took, with a feeble effort, my hand in that of his own which was unstained.

    Dracula Bram Stoker

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