stain (v.) Old form(s): staine , staines
eclipse, belittle, put in the shade
AC III.iv.27[Antony to Octavia] I'll raise the preparation of a war / Shall stain your brother
R2 III.iii.66[Bolingbroke to all, of King Richard as the sun] the envious clouds are bent / To dim his glory and to stain the track / Of his bright passage to the occident
Tim I.i.16[Poet reciting to himself] It stains the glory in that happy verse
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