veil


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Synonyms for veil

Synonyms for veil

Synonyms for veil

a garment that covers the head and face

a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms

the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church

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to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil

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make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

References in classic literature ?
But presently she took my veil from its place; she held it up, gazed at it long, and then she threw it over her own head, and turned to the mirror.
Sir, it removed my veil from its gaunt head, rent it in two parts, and flinging both on the floor, trampled on them.
At the close of the services, the people hurried out with indecorous confusion, eager to communicate their pent-up amazement, and conscious of lighter spirits the moment they lost sight of the black veil.
How strange," said a lady, "that a simple black veil, such as any woman might wear on her bonnet, should become such a terrible thing on Mr.
Did you see how she looked at Montbarry, when she had to lift her veil at the beginning of the service?
The streak of daylight being now excluded from the room, Miss Dunross threw back her veil, and took the harp on her knee; seating herself, I observed, with her face turned away from the fire.
She dropped the veil over her face--and, followed by her train of cats, glided out of the room.
The twilight was made gloomy by a floating veil of white mist, which hung about in wet patches.
All the members of that family, especially the feminine half, were pictured by him, as it were, wrapped about with a mysterious poetical veil, and he not only perceived no defects whatever in them, but under the poetical veil that shrouded them he assumed the existence of the loftiest sentiments and every possible perfection.
Veil yourself in a thousand veils, all shimmering and glittering with costly textures and precious jewels.
She had dressed herself thoroughly, down to the tying of a black veil over her face.
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres.
veils her sacred fires, And, unaware, Morality expires,
I had torn her veils from her, and the sight was too terrible for me to stand.
He who would strip you of veils and wrappers, and paints and gestures, would just have enough left to scare the crows.