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Search phrase: distain

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King Edward IIIE3 II.i.392The King that would distain thee will advance thee.The king that would distaine thee, will aduance thee:
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.323They would distrain the one, distain the other.They would restraine the one, distaine the other,

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.786 The silver-shining queen he would distain; The siluer shining Queene he would distaine;

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distaindishonour, defile, corrupt
distaincast a shadow over, outshine, eclipse
tear-distainedtear-stained

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
DISTAINBASICdistain v
DISTAINSTATEtear-distained adj
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