Stain in a sentence as a noun

Also have we started scrubbing our resumes and githubs to remove the stain of OO programming?

Noting that they could see the defective structures because they were staining them yellow, they used their yellow stain.

>Microsoft has been a stain on the last decade of the computing industryPretty easy to make bold claims without expanding on them.

New ********* study shows brain damage in those 18-25"I downvoted you for endorsing this stain on the reputation of science journalism.

Torture is always despicable, and there's a permanent moral stain on the nation that perpetrates torture, no matter who is being tortured.

The ministers didn't feel it was appropriate to try and retroactively whitewash the actions of the crown and that it should continue to bear a stain for those actions.

Stain in a sentence as a verb

The purple sorbet in cut glass he was serving tumbled onto the expensive white gown of an obviously rich and important woman... Thirty years have passed, but Odland can’t get the stain out of his mind, nor the woman’s kind reaction.

It seems to me that your 'ends justify the means' mentality conflicts with your sworn oath to uphold the Constitution, and I can only hope history will look back on this whole endeavor as a dark stain in American history, and view you like a McCarthy of our time.

At this point, her choice is "Continue supporting people doing bad things and carry the stain that comes with it" or "Stop associating with people who are doing bad things".Persons who engage or support the kind of behavior that the NSA is engaged in are untrustworthy and should be treated as such.

The problem is the need of differential staining: due to fundamental physical limits, no amount of machine learning can ever distinguish key hematocytes like lymphocytes from granulocytes in raw, unstained samples from microphotographs alone.

Associating with an entity that is known to be engaged in hostile behavior towards you should carry a reputational stain, even if it wasn't you that "pulled the trigger".That secretary is facilitating the erosion of our personal privacy and liberty by logistically supporting the people who are doing the actual dirty work, and now, she knows it.

Stain definitions


a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"

See also: discoloration discolouration


(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible


the state of being covered with unclean things

See also: dirt filth grime soil grease grunge


a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis

See also: mark stigma brand


an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

See also: blot smear smirch spot


color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"


produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"


make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

See also: tarnish maculate sully defile


color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"