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  • verb See unveil.

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  • verb Obsolete spelling of unveil.


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  • I agree with Palin on this there was no secret to unvail, nothing blockbuster about this just heartless doing something because they could

    Palin calls news org 'heartless and selfish' 2009

  • The intendment of all gospel revelation is, not to unvail God's essential glory, that we should see him as he is, but merely to declare so much of him as he knows sufficient to be a bottom of our faith, love, obedience, and coming to him, -- that is, of the faith which here he expects from us; such services as beseem poor creatures in the midst of temptations.

    Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers 1616-1683 1967

  • Arleigh -- unvail the first blot on one of the noblest escutcheons in the land.

    Wife in Name Only Charlotte M. Brame 1860

  • The objection proceeds on a total mistake of the nature and design of prophecy, which is not to unvail the future for the gratification of your curiosity, but to give you direction in your present duty; precisely the reverse of the oracles referred to, which proposed to tell their votaries what should happen, but rarely condescended to direct them how to behave themselves so that things might happen well.

    Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity Robert Patterson 1857

  • But that I may unvail this Mystery, and confirm this Truth more clearly; we will consider each

    Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life; or, Necessary Directions for Its Beginning and Progress Upon Earth... Part II. 1637-1708 1712

  • Mrs Thatcher was very polite and said sorry C/Sgt I have to go now to unvail a statue.

    Army Rumour Service 2010

  • p 39 as we learn more and more how to unvail her secrets, comprehend the mechanism of the movements of the heavenly bodies, and estimate numerically the intensity of natural forces.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 Alexander von Humboldt 1814

  • a long time a covering of his face, and he useth not now to unvail himself in the sanctuary, and let us see his glory God is departed from preaching and praying, and the solemn meeting, so that we meet not with God, — we lay hold on a shadow of an outward ordinance, but not on God himself.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning Hugh Binning 1640

  • "Today is a historic day in Arizona, where we unvail our true feelings about the Third Reich! : Spoof News : Front Page 2010


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