She herself was free forever from the veil or a head covering.
But just as I understand the rebellion against the veil, I understand the comfort and freedom of not being exposed.
Only in emergencies can they go outside, but they must wear their veil.
More recently, the veil, written in 2011, is set in 1822 in a haunted house in the Irish countryside.
One soldier even pulled her veil over her head to expose her bra and stomps on her breasts.
Then he rushed on and passed behind the veil and stood within the shrine.
Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.
When all was ready we found her in the diligence, with her veil down as before.
Would the veil hold the handmade curls in exactly the proper place?
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.