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unclose

[uhn-klohz] /ʌnˈkloʊz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), unclosed, unclosing.
1.
to bring or come out of a closed state; open.
Origin of unclose
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English unclosen. See un-2, close
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  • She felt that she must reply, that she must speak, say something; but she could not unclose her lips.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • “Yes;” he took a violet from the bowl at his side and began to unclose its petals.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • By a clever arrangement the lantern evidently worked a spring, and when pulled down caused the door to unclose automatically.

    The Manor House School Angela Brazil
  • Dared I unclose these lips, Walter, I could tell thee things!

    Love and Intrigue Friedrich Schiller
  • When he did unclose his eyes, to blink for a moment, he saw that the stars were still vivid in the blue-black sky overhead.

    The Pike's Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
  • The fingers of Sergius closed over the china figure, and did not unclose.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
  • I felt as though this steel-cold North held me, too, like a trap--never to unclose.

    The Maid-At-Arms Robert W. Chambers
  • The minutes dragged by and still the unconscious man did not stir or unclose his eyes.

    Romance Island Zona Gale
  • Yet wherefore did he not venture to unclose his eyes within the temple of the Most High?

    Auriol W. Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for unclose

unclose

/ʌnˈkləʊz/
verb
1.
to open or cause to open
2.
to come or bring to light; reveal or be revealed
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