Usage examples for veiling

  1. At the other extreme of society the philosophers delighted in veiling religion with the frail and brilliant tissue of their speculations. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  2. But the dangerous adventurer was betrayed by the glance which Hafner could not succeed in veiling with indifferent amiability. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. They were shimmering and veiling. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  4. 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
  5. Now the satin gown crossed the carpet, and its wearer let fall the veiling which she had upborne on her outstretched arms. – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  6. 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
  7. The few people who were abroad gave her scarcely a glance, the half light veiling all that was foreign in her garb. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  8. The abbot, looking attentively, next found a silk cloth veiling the whole body, and then a linen cloth of wondrous whiteness, and upon the head a small linen cloth, and after that another small and very fine silken cloth, as if it had been the veil of some nun. –  by
  9. Dreamy crowds are moving yonder In a faint and phantom blue; Through the dusk I lean, and wonder If their winsome shapes are true; But in veiling indecision Come my questions back again- Which is real? – Alcyone by Archibald Lampman
  10. 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
  11. But they both followed the sound, veiling their eagerness as best they might. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  12. He called fine white satin 'white nun's- veiling, ' and he left out things. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. He opened the letter, his lashes half- veiling his kind eyes, and saw to his satisfaction that it was a long one; wonderfully tactful and tender, even for Adriance, who was tender with his valet and his stable- boy, with his old gondolier and the beggar- women who prayed to the saints for him. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  14. If, indeed, the realities not reflected became unrealities, were annihilated, then there would be some sense in veiling those portions of the mirror in front of which certain features of our life are exposed. –  by
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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