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Usage examples for veiling

  1. He called fine white satin 'white nun's- veiling, ' and he left out things. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. He was not to blame if the veiling had fallen on each side of her face, like a nun's head- dress, nor if her eyes had grown shadowy at that moment by an accident of light or expression, nor yet if her tender lips had seemed to be saddened by a passing thought. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  3. When I stared about, uncomprehending, my view was shut off by a whiteness veiling the moon above and the earth below except immediately underneath my mule's hoofs. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  4. They were shimmering and veiling. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  5. The calm beauty of the statue's classic profile, the refinement of all the faces, the exquisite delicacy of the adolescent forms, and the dominant veiling of strength with grace, are not precisely Michelangelesque. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  6. Out of the veiling brown mists of the picture looked a pair of eyes at which one glance had long been of more moment to him than the chance to look long and steadily into other eyes. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  7. Morning broke with that blue- gray veiling of the world in a covering of storm that sailors know so well. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  8. These contingencies are already fullfronting us, as we shall soon learn to our cost, and the people who are veiling them from the public view, however praiseworthy their intentions may be, are leading the nation to ruin. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  9. She could not see it otherwise than framed in a tall, fine room, a study, a study in sombre tones, with high, narrow, tall, dignified bookshelves and rich deep green curtains veiling its windows. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  10. She had been hiding her eyes for many days from all light, veiling them in the darkness of her grief, and the splendour of the man fairly dazzled her. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  11. She had excellent reasons, baroness, for veiling her lovely face, for whoever had seen her mother's pictures would have recognized her at once. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
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