Unbury

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unbury To disinter; to exhume; fig., to disclose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unbury To exhume; disinter.
    • unbury Figuratively, to uncover; reveal; disclose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unbury to disinter: to reveal
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The daughter is lovely, and they were all in deep mourning for the unburied relative.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Indeed I asked him not to search while the poor remains were unburied.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Bodies were left unburied, and a deadly and revolting stench filled the air.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A name, a familiar name, caught my eye; the name of one who, I had fondly fancied, had: long-lain unburied in my cellar at the 'pike.
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
The winter rains inundated the camps, and the dead in the general distress were left unburied.
"Peter the Hermit" by Daniel A. Goodsell
I found twelve hundred unburied dead, all hacked and mutilated, in a vineyard near Kesanlyk.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
The deserted villages stank with the unburied bodies of men and animals.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
Whichever way he turns there loom past wraiths, restless as ghosts of unburied Grecian slain.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
They then took him to the river side, chopped off his head, and left that and his body unburied, upon the bank of the stream.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
If I lie unburied, sir, II.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
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In poetry:

Never will you depart
Though often cast away,
Unburied in my heart
Wraithlike you stray.
"Strange Captivity" by Marya Zaturenska
The musician Grieg
Joined the Primrose League.
It gave him the idea of his chorus,
‘The Unburied Ichthyosaurus.’
"Clerihew – Grieg" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
And the souls of the unburied,
When they looked upon His face,
Were cleansed of sin and entered in
To His redeeming grace.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
Oh, the long dawn, the weary, endless dawn,
When sleep's oblivion is torn away
From love that died with dying yesterday
But still unburied in the heart lies on!
"Waking" by Cale Young Rice
Yet, if he find war at home
(Waspish and importunate),
He hath means to overcome
Any warrior at his gate;
For the past he buried brings
Back unburiable things—
"The Expert" by Rudyard Kipling
A thousand burn and die; He takes no heed,
Their bones, unburied, strewn upon the plain,
Only increase the frenzy of His greed
To add more victims to th' already slain.
"Malaria" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Funeral feud in La Feria leaves body unburied , estranged husband blamed.
Unburied treasure at Ocean Beach.
Clayton father and Korean War vet remains unburied .
Fort Gordon soldiers unbury history in forgotten Ga.
TRAVERSE CITY — Sometimes you have to unbury a cemetery to honor the dead.
Funeral feud in La Feria leaves body unburied, estranged husband blamed.
The unburied entrance to the cave believed to be the home of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island.
It's no shell game—T+L marks the spots for the best unburied treasure in the U.S.
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