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[uhn-steynd] /ʌnˈsteɪnd/
not stained or spotted; unsoiled.
without moral blemish.
Origin of unstained
First recorded in 1545-55; un-1 + stain + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In his right hand he held his unstained sword, in his left a perfect peony flower.

    Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
  • His cherished, lifelong integrity, the unstained purity of his principles?

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • His skill in the equestrian art was, perhaps, as great a recommendation, as his noble birth and unstained loyalty.

  • I am prepared to swear, and so is Bannister, that it was smooth and unstained.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • No, his sister was mistaken; but her mistake must not disturb the blossoming of this unstained flower.

    The Younger Set Robert W. Chambers
  • It is not uncommon at this time to leave all shingles unpainted and unstained.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • "—unstained, lofty, and solitary existences," she murmured to herself.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • The glorious field of Gadshill was unstained by a drop of blood.

  • Could I speak of that unstained sacred life of wifehood and motherhood to this polluted though lovely creature?

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • He might have been miserable, but he would have been unstained by guilt.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie

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