veiled

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj veiled muted or unclear "veiled sounds","the image is veiled or foggy"
    • adj veiled having or as if having a veil or concealing cover "a veiled dancer","a veiled hat","veiled threats","veiled insults"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The curtain or veil used by some Hindus and Moslems to seclude or hide their women from strangers is called a "purdah."
    • a Veiled Covered by, or as by, a veil; hidden. "Words used to convey a veiled meaning."
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Quotations

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
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    “Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.”
  • Omar Khayyam
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    “There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.”
  • Alfred Nobel
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    “Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.”

Usage

In literature:

There was no blue veil behind them.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
She gave him, through that veil of silvery beams, a long look of verification.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
But I have a brown veil I will lend you.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
Veils are brought, and Salome performs the dance of the Seven Veils, at the end of which she sinks down at Herod's feet.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Every woman present wore the head-veil.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
All nature lay asleep in voluptuous beauty, veiled in a glorious atmosphere.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
He hoped for the clouds again and another veil of snow, however thin, but his hopes were not fulfilled.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Yet in spite of this, the second veil drifted back defeated to its place beside the Veil that Chokes.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
Eyes shine through the openings of long veils.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
Rend the veil of our self-life from the top down as Thou didst rend the veil of the Temple.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
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In poetry:

Yet through its sweet and calm repose
I saw the inward spirit shine;
It was as if before me rose
The white veil of a shrine.
"Raphael" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I marvel not if it be true;
I know this flower has lighted me
Nearer to Beauty's mystery,
And past the veils of secrets new.
"Fairy-Lanterns" by Clark Ashton Smith
Though filled with awe, before his throne
Each angel veils his face;
He claims a people for his own
Amongst our sinful race.
"The Lord's Call To His Children" by John Newton
That clouds must veil this fair sunshine
Not less a joy I find it;
Nor less yon warm horizon line
That winter lurks behind it.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But soon the clouds that veil
The eye of Love, when glowing,
Betray the long unwhispered tale
Of thoughts in darkness flowing!
"Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And again I walk in the moonlight,
And again look into her eyes,
And see in their depths, like magic,
The veil of my being rise.
"Gretchen" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Egypt's powerful military has delivered a thinly veiled warning to the country's new president, saying it expects all state institutions to respect the constitution.
For many Muslims the question isn't "Should I veil.".
A bride's crowning glory: Guidelines for choosing a wedding veil.
Privacy veil lifted, 1940 census opens window to past.
Daughter punished for not veiling.
Watch a Girl Trip Out in The Sword's New Video for 'Veil of Isis.
As we are told to see the good in everything, I struggle to find good in an issue this president masks with his agenda under the veil of womens' rights.
Regular readers of this space are well aware of Munch's thinly veiled yearning to become a restaurateur or tavern owner.
The Bushflow Tapes CD Smog Veil.
A crisis veiled in public spectacle .
HUNTERS camouflage body blind veil poncho, 57x72, $25 715-392-3965.
Melbourne is a city of layers, with the best-kept secrets veiled beneath ever-changing skies and polite façades.
At a business breakfast this morning, Congressman Anthony Weiner took a veiled swipe at Christine Quinn, but passed when given a chance to criticize Michael Bloomberg.
The Sword Release New Music Video, "The Veil of Isis".
Watch a Girl Trip Out in The Sword 's New Video for 'Veil of Isis.
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In science:

All of them show no sign of variability or higher-than-expected scatter. A second improvement to STARSKY is a new algorithm developed to deal with light curves having red noise caused by veils, trails or thin clouds.
TASTE. III. A homogeneous study of transit time variations in WASP-3b
The Ripples are likely situated between the Trapezium and the Veil so we adopt a conservative value of B = 20 nT.
The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in Orion: a source of turbulence and chemical mixing
In other words, in any Cartan gauge (M , eφ η , φ) there exists a “veiled” form of special relativity, the natural framework of which is, of course, Minkowski space-time in the Riemann gauge (M , η , 0).
Scalar torsion and a new symmetry of general relativity
Espagnat, B. (1995): Veiled Reality (Addison-Wesley, Reading/MA.).
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
Modeling could be seriously compromised if a massive veiled neighbor is missed.
Conference Summary: Mapping the Hidden Universe
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