unveil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unveil remove the veil from "Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
    • v unveil remove the cover from "unveil a painting"
    • v unveil make visible "Summer brings out bright clothes","He brings out the best in her"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sylvan N. Goldman of Humpty Dumpty Stores and Standard Food Markets developed the shopping cart so that people could buy more in a single visit to the grocery store. He unveiled his creation in Oklahoma City on June 4, 1937.
    • v. t Unveil To remove a veil from; to divest of a veil; to uncover; to disclose to view; to reveal; as, she unveiled her face.
    • v. i Unveil To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unveil un-vāl′ to remove a veil from: to disclose, reveal
    • v.i Unveil to become unveiled, to reveal one's self
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Quotations

  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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    “The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.”
  • Bishop Westcott
    Bishop Westcott
    “Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
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    “Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.”
  • Kin Hubbard
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    “Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

As the voice of his age he begins with faith, continues with faith and leads us to the unveiled vision of God.
"Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"" by John T. Slattery
Consider, it was night He chose in order to unveil the Kingdom of Heaven.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
His wife never unveiled her face to any man; and his own mother kisses his hand.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
One lady had ventured unveiled into the bazaar, and one of the lowest of women had given her a blow on the face.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
The child is a prince: we know it as plainly as if Van Dyck had spoken the word before unveiling his canvas.
"The Book of Art for Young People" by Agnes Conway
The women of Berber, contrary to the custom in Egypt, go with the face unveiled, without embarrassment.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
I unveil this odalisk, I proclaim what she can do, to what use she can be put.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
Beatrice receives Dante from his guide and herself unveils to him the mysteries of life.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
The statue of Commodore Perry will be unveiled at Newport, R.I., on September 10th.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4" by Various
ORATION DELIVERED AT THE UNVEILING OF HIS STATUE AT NEWPORT, R.I., SEPT. 10, 1885.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5" by Various
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In poetry:

"And I," answered the pious one,
"Had I unveiled to them
How merciful you are,
They would not care for you."
"A Poem For the End of the Century" by Czeslaw Milosz
But I am alone, and how can I sing
Praises to thee?
Come, Night! unveil the beautiful soul
That waiteth for me.
"A Summer Night" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life's burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.
"Christ My Refuge" by Mary Baker Eddy
The moon unveils her brow;
In the mid-sky her urn glows bright,
And in her sad and mellowing light
The valley sleeps below.
"Autumnal Nightfall" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thou, first of all, must humbly own
Thy sins, before th' Almighty's throne;
Nought from thy God shou'd be conceal'd:
Since all things are to Him unveil'd!
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard
They come forth from the darkness, and their sails
Gleam for a moment only in the blaze,
And eager faces, as the light unveils,
Gaze at the tower, and vanish while they gaze.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

' Well, this certainly does nothing to dispel the stereotype, as the worlds largest Frito Pie was unveiled at the Texas State Fair.
Portsmouth Brewing unveils new website, bottling effort.
In Portsmouth has unveiled a new website, which also touts the fact that the brewpub is now bottling .
Late last week, Jack Chiles Gallery unveiled new work by Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Intel unveiled the chip in 1970.
Stony Brook unveils $2M Reality Deck By LIBN Staff.
Brandywine Crossing developers unveil second phase plans.
Kptm.com Breathe Right Unveils How to Create a " Breathable Bedroom".
Apple unveils $329 iPad mini.
Bell's Brewery unveils new 200-barrel brewhouse , to hold public tours this weekend (with photo gallery).
WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Thursday unveiled their bill to remake the health care system and said they had the votes to pass it.
Long Beach Unveils 'Bicycle Business District ' Program.
Volkswagen unveiled a concept of the Golf R Cabriolet at GTI-Wörthersee in Austria– and we now have shots of the real car testing at the Nürburgring.
New Jaguar F-Type is unveiled.
On the video side of things, the company also unveiled new Wi-Fi-enabled Vixia HD camcorders .
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In science:

This work is part of a series of papers where we will demonstrate the ability of Spitzer to unveil galaxy evolution in the 0 < z . 3 redshift range through its IRAC7 and MIPS instruments.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
Tonomura A., The quantum world unveiled by electron waves, World Scientific, 1998.
The gauge non-invariance of Classical Electromagnetism
Follow-up monitoring of the light curve, the morphology, and the spectral properties in the hard X-ray band will be essential to unveil the true origin of the hard X-ray emission of SNR 1987A.
Supernova Remnant 1987A: High Resolution Images and Spectrum from Chandra Observations
Over the last decades an intimate relation between supersymmetric field theories and string theory has been unveiled.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
The holomorphic matrix model had not been studied until very recently , and in our work [P5] some more of its subtleties have been unveiled.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
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