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unveiled

[uhn-veyld] /ʌnˈveɪld/
adjective
1.
not hidden by a veil or other covering; bare.
2.
revealed to public knowledge or scrutiny; made evident or manifest:
the unveiled purpose of their wicked plan.
Origin of unveiled
1600-1610
1600-10; (def 1) un-1 + veiled; (def 2) unveil + -ed2

unveil

[uhn-veyl] /ʌnˈveɪl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal:
The woman unveiled herself.
2.
to reveal or disclose by or as if by removing a veil or covering:
to unveil a monument; to unveil a secret; to unveil a truth.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.
Origin
1590-1600; un-2 + veil
Synonyms
2. divulge, bare, broadcast, expose.
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  • Now, in that sentence is unveiled the most curious part of my curious story; and that it is curious, I frankly admit.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • The group was designed by Thomas Ball, and was unveiled December 9, 1879.

  • The integrity of the man along with the power and dramatic quality of his speech was unveiled for all the world to see.

    Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati Warren C. Herrick
  • She would not, to satisfy people's curiosity, be unveiled to anyone.

    Bygone Punishments William Andrews
  • In them were fair-skinned, unveiled women with many bangles on their arms, wearing robes of dark brilliant hues.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
British Dictionary definitions for unveiled

unveil

/ʌnˈveɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove the cover or shroud from, esp in the ceremonial unveiling of a monument, etc
2.
to remove the veil from (one's own or another person's face)
3.
(transitive) to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
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Word Origin and History for unveiled

unveil

v.

1590s, in reference to sight, "to make clear," from un- (2) + veil (v.). Sense of "to display or reveal" (something) is from 1650s. Related: Unveiled; unveiling.

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