Though she was released a short time ago, the veil of fear remains.
She herself was free forever from the veil or a head covering.
But while the veil of privacy—for better or worse—has been lifted, the stigma still remains.
One soldier even pulled her veil over her head to expose her bra and stomps on her breasts.
Only in emergencies can they go outside, but they must wear their veil.
Then he rushed on and passed behind the veil and stood within the shrine.
She had her veil down, and she did not want to stop, evidently, mamma.
When all was ready we found her in the diligence, with her veil down as before.
A veil covered her head, and Thor scarce knew that this was Sif, his wife.
I will draw a veil over the proceedings of the next few minutes.
early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old North French veil (Old French voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from Latin vela, plural of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE root *weg- "to weave a web." Vela was mistaken in Vulgar Latin for a feminine singular noun. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.
late 14c., from Old French veler, voiller, from Latin velare "to cover, veil," from velum (see veil (n.)). Figurative sense of "to conceal" (something immaterial) is recorded from 1530s. Related: Veiled; veiling.
A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.