The journalist is focused on peeling away the layers and getting at the damaging truth.
Only the peeling paint and the crumbling walls hinted that, for these students, a different reality lay outside.
In house after house are the same new windows with peeling manufacturing stickers, the same tiled courtyard, the same raw stucco.
Everybody knows it, that feeling of entering a park: peeling off the city streets and into that nourishing sense of calm.
And while moderates are peeling away, the more liberal in the party argue Democrats are not progressive enough.
The paint was blistered, and peeling off, from the effects of the cotton-fire through which the fleet had dashed.
The degree of this peeling also varies as well as its duration.
It came out one day that she had been peeling potatoes for their dinner!
A good sharp knife will be required for peeling the skin from the neck.
Her mother had been peeling potatoes while seated comfortably at the table.
"to strip off," developed from Old English pilian "to peel, skin, decorticate, strip the skin or ring," and Old French pillier, both from Latin pilare "to strip of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)). Probably also influenced by Latin pellis "skin, hide." Related: Peeled; peeling. Figurative expression keep (one's) eyes peeled be observant, be on the alert" is from 1853, American English.
piece of rind or skin, 1580s, from earlier pill, pile (late 14c.), from peel (v.)).
"shovel-shaped instrument" used by bakers, etc., c.1400, from Old French pele (Modern French pelle) "shovel," from Latin pala "spade, shovel, baker's peel," of unknown origin.