unmasking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unmasking the exposure of an impostor or a fraud "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Fortune does not so much change men, as it unmasks them.”
  • Mme. Riccoboni
    Mme. Riccoboni
    “Money does not change men, it only unmasks them.”

Usage

In literature:

The attitude of the Church, when it enjoyed competent guidance, was one of decided opposition towards unmasked or recognised false teachers.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Probably there were a hundred masked women present, among five hundred masked and unmasked men.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
In her proper person she is prodigal if she unmask her beauty to the moon.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks
To-day I have unmasked in saving you.
"Ten Tales" by François Coppée
They were not all in masks; and there didn't seem to be any regular hour for unmasking.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories" by William D. Howells
Curses and growling roars made a repulsive mess of sound over that repulsive mess of unmasked, half-drunken, wholly infuriated brutes.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
Since it is not yet time for you to unmask, it will be simple to find out who does not belong here by having you file past me.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
The western idea of shooting had not yet entered his mind, but woe to Louis Vorlange if his villainy was once unmasked.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
For that I wandered here to unmask him.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
On the one hand, he was relieved that as his voyage in secrecy neared its official destination, he had as yet not incurred unmasking.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Cheradame, The German Plot Unmasked.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
The debate upon it unmasked opinions.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
How the masks crowd around them; how the beautiful faces, unmasked, are smiling!
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
He was unmasked, and his features were distinctly visible.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
The moment of unmasking was to follow the ninth dance.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
However, at supper all will unmask, and we shall see who he is.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
And such thy knowledge of the human heart, So prompt to see, and to unmask each art.
"A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father" by William Cooper
Come, unmask, I say, or I shall tell my guards to do it for you.
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
I will unmask the man or the woman that has done me this injury.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
They heard the patter of rushing footsteps crossing the floor, and made violent efforts to get out and unmask their lanterns.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

But fate will show no mercy
To one whose noble genius
Has led him to unmask the crowd,
Expose its passions and mistakes.
"On The Day Of Gogol's Death" by Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov
What is that worst? Nay, do not ask -
In pity from the search forbear:
Smile on--nor venture to unmask
Man's heart, and view the hell that's there.
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. Canto I. " by Lord George Gordon Byron
THE lady had at first some warm dispute
To many questions Jack was even mute;
But when he saw the golden charms unmasked,
Far more he promised than Catella asked.
"Richard Minutolo" by Jean de La Fontaine
"My children," Said the holy man,
"Once more I'm willing to unmask me.
This is my birthday; and my plan
Is to bestow on you (I can)
Whatever favour you may ask me."
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
I watch that precipice of fear
You tread, naked in naked distress.
To that deep care we are committed
Beneath the wildness of our flesh
And shuddering horror of our dream,
Where unmasked agony is permitted.
"The Trance" by Stephen Spender
A TRUE mirror now I'll show,
If attention you'll bestow,--
The present times pourtray'd with its follies, O;
Attention's all I ask,
While the times I unmask;
Your compliance now with this will be the dandy, O.
"The Actress's Ways And Means To Industriously Raise The Wind!" by Elizabeth Beverley

In news:

Unmasking the most influential billionaire in US politics.
In that light, I can unmask the lone ranger who came by my office, leaving such a generous gift.
CNN talks to the co-founder of Status People, a company that's developed software to unmask fake Twitter accounts.
On behalf of the board and staff at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, I would like to thank everyone in our community who attended our recent gala, " Unmasking Violence," making it a huge success.
Unmasking big government's soda tax scam.
Unmasking the world's most wanted hacker.
Unmasking Gloria's Journey PDF Print E-mail.
Is justice served by unmasking a restaurant critic.
Unmasking the Frailties of Stone and Steel.
Luckily, we were greeted by giant white tents arranged for " Unmasked ," the Alexander Soros Foundation's Global Witness Gala.
Top 100 Stories of 2011 #91: Unmasking Earth's First Life.
Russia's Pussy Riot Guilty Verdict Unmasks Putin's Dictatorship.
You can attend Chicago Sinfonietta 's 25th UnMasked Anniversary Ball -- which is black-tie -- called Music UnMasked : The Colors of Sound this Saturday evening.
'Mencken1951' unmasked : It is federal prosecutor Sal Perricone.
The New Spider-Man Unmasked .
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In science:

The internal resonance would then de fine the actual frequencies that are excit ed; this way the strong gravity unmasks itself.
Twin-peak quasiperiodic oscillations as an internal resonance
The summation is on the unmasked pixels – ei is half of the path-length error due to the surface displacement for pixel i.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
The multifocal ERG: unmasked by selective cross-correlation.
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
By then unmasking only the output value(s), the different parties can learn the value of f without revealing any of their own data values.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
Rousseeuw, P.J. and van Zomeren, B.C. (1990), “Unmasking multivariate outliers and leverage points”.
Resistant estimates for high dimensional and functional data based on random projections
The mass completeness limits are estimated from the 90% pointsource completeness limits derived from the unmasked simulations by Whitaker et al. (2011).
The Star-formation Mass Sequence out to z=2.5
This unmasking operation is crucial when deriving fundamental stellar quantities such as the third dredge-up luminosity threshold (commonly measured as the minimum luminosity of S stars).
The Henize sample of S stars. I. The technetium dichotomy
The robust mean of all unmasked and unsaturated pixels within this area, using a recursive rejection of pixels more than 2.5σ below and 1.75σ above the mean value, is computed.
WFPC2 Stellar Photometry with HSTphot
One is the wobble of the ROSAT satellite: Its attitude oscillates around the target, masking and unmasking some of the sources behind the PSPC window support structure with a period ∼ 400 s≡ fwob = 0.0025 Hz.
Searching for periods in X-ray observations using Kuiper's test. Application to the ROSAT PSPC archive
We report results from the remaining 5 Ge and 4 Si ZIPs, chosen before unmasking the WIMP signal region.
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
All cuts were frozen prior to unmasking the signal region.
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
Because this “timing parameter” analysis is simple and robust, we agreed before unmasking to report its results.
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
For the Si detectors, we decided after unmasking to use the energy-dependent χ2 technique, which has the best expected sensitivity to a nuclear recoil signal from lowmass WIMPs for any of our five methods.
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
Before unmasking, we set the minimum requirement on the ∆χ2 for surface electron recoil rejection (see Fig. 2 lower-left).
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
If one has to extend the wavelet method to unmask weaker singularities, one would then require analysing wavelets with fractional moments vanishing.
Holder exponents of irregular signals and local fractional derivatives
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