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Distain, to stain, to defile: (cf. Tear-distained)“: the silver-shining queen he would d.” Lucr. 786. “you having lands, and blest with beauteous wives, they would restrain the one, d. the other,” R3 V, 3, 322. “the worthiness of praise --s his worth, if that the praised himself bring the praise forth,” Troil. I, 3, 241. In Err. II, 2, 148: I live --ed, thou undishonoured, Heath's emendation 'thou dishonoured' speaks for itself. In Per. IV, 3, 31 M. Edd. she did d. my child; O. Edd. disdain.
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