unstained

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unstained (of reputation) free from blemishes "his unsullied name","an untarnished reputation"
    • adj unstained not stained "An apron keeps his clothing unstained"
    • adj unstained without soil or spot or stain
    • adj unstained not having a coating of stain or varnish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unstained un-stānd′ not stained or tarnished.
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Quotations

  • Lyman Abbott
    Lyman Abbott
    “A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.”

Usage

In literature:

My name is as unstained as your own.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Then I framed it in simple, unplaned, unstained cedar, and it hangs over my desk now as I write.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Her pallid cheeks, like unstained ivory, rivalled the beauty of the spotless moon.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
Would it give me back my unstained ideal?
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
The evil of Paris had swirled about him and had left him unstained by its blackness.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
By its side stood the coffin, of unstained pine, lined with white cambric.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Overhead the sky was a vast high-sprung arch of unstained crystal.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
See to it that he does not follow my example, but keeps unstained the family name.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
Her skin was unstained.
"The Happy Unfortunate" by Robert Silverberg
Dr. Johnson says, his life was unstained by any crime.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
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In poetry:

The virgin womb that burden gained
With virgin honor all unstained;
The banners there of virtue glow;
God in His temple dwells below.
"Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth" by Augusta Treverorum
Life hath been unstained, and therefore
Pleasant to look back upon;
But there is not much to care for,
When the light of love is gone.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
But who shall seek Thy temple, Lord!
Who dwell upon Thy holy hill?
He whose pure heart and honest word,
And hands unstained, obey Thy will.
"Hymn: The earth, and all the earth contains" by John Bowring
Not for myself,--my heart with guilt o'erflowing--
Who in my home land e'er a stranger has remained,
No, a sinless child upon thy mercy throwing,
That thou protect her innocence unstained!
"A Prayer" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Yes! we confess it! 'mong the sons of Fate,
Earth's great ones, thou art great!
As that tall peak which from her silver cone
Of maiden snow unstain'd
All but the bravest scares, and reigns alone
"Willelmus Van Nassau" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Meeting my will with will divine,
Daughter of Zeus, who here dost hold
Steadfast thy sacred shrine,--
Me, Artemis unstained, behold,
Do thou, who sovereign might dost wield,
Virgin thyself, a virgin shield;
"A Prayer For Artemis" by Aeschylus

In news:

Cytoskeleton of living, unstained cells imaged by scanning force microscopy.
2/2 Add warmth to this basic box by using natural, unstained wood.
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In science:

The potential and limitations of neutrons, electrons and X-rays for atomic resolution microscopy of unstained biological molecules. Q.
Shake-up and shake-off excitations with associated electron losses in X-ray studies of proteins
The unstained area of the fixed brain section was defined as infarcted.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
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