from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a stainless manner; with freedom from stain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a stainless manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Without a stain; in unspoiled purity.


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stainless +‎ -ly


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  • High she rode, and calm and stainlessly she shone.

    Villette 2003

  • He was in a small room, dominated by a neat, high operating table, stainlessly white.

    Starchild Omnibus Pohl, Frederik & Williamson, Jack 1963

  • March sun shone on the smooth upland curves and beautiful rounded hollows of the moors, stainlessly white and wonderful under the clearing sky, Mr. Widgery's picture of Lorna's Bower under snow gives a beautiful impression.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland F. J. Widgery

  • But I have lived stainlessly in the fear of God and in the service of humanity for thirty years.

    The Fortunate Youth 1914

  • "Have you lived stainlessly _since_?" were Cecil's only words, stern as the demand of a judge.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction Various 1909

  • But he was stainlessly unselfish and sincere, and he was the politician above all others in Washington with whom

    Abraham Lincoln Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood 1904

  • But I have lived stainlessly in the fear of God and in the service of humanity for thirty years.

    The Fortunate Youth William John Locke 1896

  • It would have been foolish to doubt these things, for we all know that the air is full of devils and angels that are visible to traffickers in magic on the one hand and to the stainlessly holy on the other; but what many and perhaps most did doubt was, that Joan's visions, Voices, and miracles came from God.

    Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc — Volume 2 Mark Twain 1872

  • There was nothing in the whole place that must not be, in some shape, in almost the poorest; but all so beautifully ordered, so stainlessly kept.

    Real Folks 1865

  • "I think," said Nathanael -- breaking the dreary silence -- "I think there never was one of the Harper line who lived a long life so stainlessly, so honourably, as my father."

    Agatha's Husband A Novel Dinah Maria Mulock Craik 1856


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