stain (n.) Old form(s): staine
hint, tinge, dash
AW I.i.110[Helena to Parolles] You have some stain of soldier in you
TC I.ii.26[Alexander to Cressida, of Ajax] There is no man hath ... an attaint but he carries some stain of it
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