01. Tyra spilled coffee all over her new blouse, [staining] it.
02. This recent scandal has left an embarrassing [stain] on the government.
03. You can get rid of some [stains] in your clothing by putting a bottle of cola in the washing machine.
04. A black [stain] on the road was all that remained to show where a man was killed by a drunk driver.
05. His fingers are permanently [stained] yellow from years of smoking.
06. The child's face was [stained] with tears as he walked slowly home from school.
07. Red wine will [stain] your carpet if you spill it, so be careful.
08. The chairman of a major airline once remarked that coffee [stains] on the flip-down trays mean to the passengers that we do our engine maintenance wrong.
09. There is a Latin proverb which suggests that repentant tears wash out the [stain] of guilt.
10. This latest scandal is another [stain] on the Vice-President's reputation.
11. Most [stains] on household carpets can be removed if dealt with promptly.
12. If you spill beer on your rug, you should immediately clean it up with a paper towel before it [stains].
13. The [stain] on the wood panelling in the basement needs to be redone.
14. The oldest [stained]-glass window in the world is in the Cathedral of Augsburg, Germany, and dates from the second half of the eleventh century.
15. Rock band the Clash sang, "Somebody got murdered, his name cannot be found. A small [stain] on the pavement, they'll scrub it off the ground."

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