face veil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n face veil a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face
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Usage

In literature:

Yet she had raised her veil to look it fairly in the face, and the packed assembly marvelled as it gazed.
"The Shadow of the Rope" by E. W. Hornung
She raised her white veil and raised the angelic face.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
With this motion, the veil fell away from the face.
"The House of Mystery" by William Henry Irwin
Her person seemed to be majestic; but her face was covered with a veil.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Veil her, that her face and form be not seen as she passes to my tent, for she is mine.
"Judith" by Arnold Bennett
No veil of mist floated before the face of the sky.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
The mother was covered with a loose calico wrapper, and her face was concealed by a thick white veil.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
The grave face before him under the lifted veil was troubled.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
As for her face and hair, they were completely hidden in the swathings of a motor-veil.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
If each person were to call out the secret of his letter, the clerks themselves would veil their faces and forget the postal alphabet.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
He told Mamma to put a veil over her face, in case the master was coming.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
From her white head dress a flowing white veil fell down that concealed her face.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
Her veil was down, and he seemed trying to read her face behind it.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
His face was veiled, inscrutable.
"Jason" by Justus Miles Forman
Their women, like those of Damascus, have their faces veiled.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
The royal red-gold of the sunset glow A veil for His unseen face doth show.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
Felicia had let fall her veil, so that her terror was no longer written in her face.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
His face betrayed nothing, but Tom saw that his fingers trembled slightly as with ill-veiled excitement or anger.
"Tom Tufton's Travels" by Evelyn Everett-Green
She had drawn back a little against the wall, a gauzy veil across her face.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
A veil kept persistently over the face, and gloves kept persistently over the hands, means one thing: Ugliness behind.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
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In poetry:

Aurora veils her rosy face
When brighter Phoebus takes her place;
So glad will grace resign her room
To glory in the heav'nly home.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Then stay thy miracle!—replace
The broken throne, repair the chain,
Restore the interrupted reign
And veil again thy patient face.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
And once thy lucent form did shew
Of Modesty the veiling grace,
And once the Noon of Love did glow
O'er all thy soft ingenuous face.
"At The Sight Of A Beautiful But Frail One" by Laura Sophia Temple
Kenoza! o'er no sweeter lake
Shall morning break or noon-cloud sail,--
No fairer face than thine shall take
The sunset's golden veil.
"Kenoza Lake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then she veiled her face in sorrow,
Feared her child would die of thirst
Till her eyes with tears so holden
Saw a sparkling fountain burst.
"Dedication Poem" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Now through the veil of flesh I see
With eyes of love he looks at me;
Now in the gospel's clearest glass
He shows the beauties of his face.
"Hymn 69" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Muslim women in Australia's most populous state will have to remove veils to have their signatures officially witnessed under the latest laws giving New South Wales officials authority to look under religious face coverings.
On Monday, France became the first country to make it illegal to wear full-face veils in public.
France issued its first ticket to a woman wearing an Islamic veil on Monday, the day a national ban on face coverings in public took effect.
Like nearly 2,000 other Muslim women who freely wear face-covering veils anywhere in France, their lives will soon change and they are worried.
Full- Face Veil Ban Approved.
Hijabs du jour and hijab don'ts: Whether the Muslim veil takes the gentle Pakistani drape or the face-hugging Saudi wrap, it is a style statement.
French National Assembly approves ban on face veils.
Two Veils To Hide My Face 10.
Canada's Minister of Transportation has ordered an investigation after a recent video showed two veiled women boarding a flight without showing security their faces.
The French government this week decided to fine Muslim women who wear a full-face veil in public — and France is only the latest in a series of European countries seeking to ban the religious garb.
Black Veil Brides pulled off an easy win this week, but will they keep the streak going as they face Ghosts of August.
PARIS, France — With a law banning face-covering veils in public places set to take effect April 11, the French government has scheduled a national debate on religion and secularism.
Passport Blog Starting 11 April, it will be illegal in France for any woman, citizen or tourist, to wear a full-faced veil .
Still, as experts universally agree, the Iranian regime has little choice but to take action against "poorly veiled " women sooner or later, or risk losing face with its hardcore support base.
Whether or not full-face veils are a means of respecting or stigmatizing women is worthy of public debate.
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In science:

The surface of the Veil facing the ionized nebula will then be at most 0.4 pc in front of the Trapezium stars.
Tearing the Veil: interaction of the Orion Nebula with its neutral environment
In addition they used limits on Hβ and [N ii] 6583 ˚A emission from the surface of the Veil facing the Trapezium to derive a minimum VeilTrapezium distance of 0.33 pc (for Hβ ) and 1 pc (for [N ii]).
Tearing the Veil: interaction of the Orion Nebula with its neutral environment
These authors conclude that this layer absorbs most of the ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, which accounts for the absence of a pronounced IF at the surface of the Veil facing the Trapezium.
Tearing the Veil: interaction of the Orion Nebula with its neutral environment
Using the known space tra jectory of HH 202, we find that the surface of Veil facing the Orion Nebula is located at most 0.4 pc in front of Orion-S.
Tearing the Veil: interaction of the Orion Nebula with its neutral environment
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