attaint (n.) Old form(s): attaine
disgrace, dishonour, corruption
CE III.ii.16[Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] What simple thief brags of his own attaint?
Luc.1072[Lucrece as if to Collatine] I will not poison thee with my attaint
Luc.825[Lucrece to herself] this attaint of mine
Sonn.82.2[thou] mayst without attaint o'erlook / The dedicated words which writers use / Of their fair subject
TC I.ii.25[Alexander to Cressida, of Ajax] There is no man hath ... an attaint but he carries some stain of it
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