unclothe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unclothe get undressed "please don't undress in front of everybody!","She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
    • v unclothe take the covers off "She unclothed her innermost feelings"
    • v unclothe strip "unclothe your heart of envy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 'Naked' means to be unprotected. 'Nude' means unclothed.
    • v. t Unclothe To strip of clothes or covering; to make naked. "We] do groan being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed , but clothed upon."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unclothe To strip of clothes; make naked; divest of covering.
    • unclothe Figuratively, to divest; free; strip.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unclothe un-klōth′ to take the clothes off: to make naked
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Quotations

  • John Donne
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    “Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + clothe,

Usage

In literature:

With that must I beginne then to unclothe, And come at th'other.
"Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" by George Chapman
You're only what they calls `unclothed boys' at present, my lads!
"Young Tom Bowling" by J.C. Hutcheson
This with him was to unclothe himself of his true strength.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
Beside his hips, his hands dangled limply, showing a stretch of unclothed wrist sticking out below the shrunken coat sleeves.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Half starved human beings, unclothed, are ever unpleasing.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
I still held her hands in mine, and their extreme coldness roused me to the remembrance that she was unclothed.
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens
The upper parts of their bodies were unclothed, but they were amply covered from the breast downwards in native cloth stained black.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Both men and women are unclothed.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
The first time I saw the two breasts of a woman, entirely unclothed, I almost fainted.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Just let me see you unclothed.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Where could he be going, utterly unclothed except in this big coat?
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
No matter how rich she was and how great, she would have to leave the world with a naked, unclothed soul.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
His nature at the instant stood unclothed.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
On a hill to the right I-sa-tai the medicine-man stood, all unclothed except for a bonnet of sage twigs.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
I unclothe and clear My wishes' cloudy character.
"The Golden Treasury" by Various
She was almost completely unclothed.
"Big Stupe" by Charles V. De Vet
Now, you unclothed midget, I'll clothe you with this ring.
"A Master of Deception" by Richard Marsh
It is for this we groan, not that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon.
"The Great Commission" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
I have seen her unclothed, I have seen her costumed only in her alabaster skin.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
Such unclothed loveliness must have appalled the modest goddess.
"Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In poetry:

So sadly goes my heart,
Unclothed of hope and peace;
It asks not joy again,
But only seeks release.
"Worn Out" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I said, ‘Bethink yourself how love
Fared in us twain, what either did;
Shall I unclothe my soul thereof?
That I should do this, God forbid.’
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
You I must unclothe again,
For you need a better dress;
Too much worn are body and brain;
You need everlastingness—
Saith the heavenly father.
"Going To Sleep" by George MacDonald
The orchard earth, unclothed and brown,
Is wintry-hued with petals white:
Even as the snow they glimmer down:
Brief as the snow's their stainless white.
"The Cherry-Snows" by Clark Ashton Smith
Save the mournful sackcloth about her wound,
Unclothed as the primal mother,
With limbs that trembled and eyes that blazed
With a fire she dare not smother.
"In The "Old South"" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How shall I fare, who had to wander out,
And of the unknown land the frontier cross,
Peering vague-eyed, uncertain, all about,
Unclothed, mayhap unwelcomed, bathed in loss?
"Death" by George MacDonald

In news:

Thou art more indecent and more unclothed.
The show opened on Christopher's (Jesse Metcalfe) dream of a romantic, entirely unclothed encounter with Elena (Jordana Brewster).
Trenton solid waste office had unclothed blonde mannequin posed over counter.
Marysville Police arrest ' unclothed ' man in shooting.
On July 6, at approximately 6:38 pm, Marysville Police Officers were dispatched to the 16600 block of 25th Avenue in the city of Marysville in reference to an unclothed adult male shooting a firearm.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau's The Birth of Venus features three other nude women, a host of unclothed men, and enough cherubs to fill a large maternity ward.
The 911 call made to Texas dispatchers after a passerby found an unclothed Randy Travis on the side of the road has surfaced on the internet.
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