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Definitions of unveil

  1. remove the veil from; " Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
  2. remove the cover from; " unveil a painting"
  3. To remove a veil from; to divest of a veil; to uncover; to disclose to view; to reveal; as, she unveiled her face.
  4. To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
  5. To disclose by taking off a veil; to reveal.
  6. To take off a veil; to show one's own nature.
  7. To uncover; to divest of a veil.
  8. To uncover; to disclose to view.
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Usage examples for unveil

  1. The unveiling of its impulse, he was confident, would unveil the mystery at the house. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  2. " Unveil her, she'll let you, if she have any charms to show," he continued lazily. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  3. Speak and inflict- I still can spurn- the doom; Unveil the altar to prepare the tomb! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  4. " They do that, too," I replied; " but they have also invented these questions, which probe the mind to the marrow and unveil the soul." – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  5. Executioner orders her to unveil. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  6. And how strange is the meeting between the distant East and West, the distant past and near present, visible in the fact, that it is missionaries from America who now unveil to the dwellers in the land of the Chaldees, and to the wanderers among the mountains which shadow the birth- place of the human race, that blessed faith and hope which dwelt in Abram, as he journeyed at the dawn of history from that old land, and which has returned thither again in Christian men embued with Abram's faith, after having accompanied civilisation around the globe? – Parish Papers by Norman Macleod
  7. We are under the guidance of an initiate; the poet himself promises to unveil the mystery of his inspiration for us. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  8. Then again I did not like to unveil myself. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  9. Then would they not teach men of themselves, unveil their own loveliness to a chosen few, even for the sake of their own honour, if not, as she had dreamed once, from love to those who bore a kindred flame to theirs?.... – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  10. You'll see it yourself as soon as you unveil it. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  11. For a moment he seemed to be about to order her to unveil, but Inez called to him that it was not decent before all these Moors, whereon he nodded and ordered the captain to proceed. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
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