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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unbosom.


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  • "Have a drink," was his invariable reply, though once he unbosomed himself enough to say that


  • Since she had entered into life, and found the difficulty of the part she had to act, to this worthy old lady alone had she unbosomed her secret cares.


  • He had thus far unbosomed himself and he knew that it would be reported to the public.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • At the third bottle of champagne, Raoul unbosomed himself as he had never done before in his life.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • This little society now past two or three very agreeable hours together, in which the uncle, who was a very great lover of his bottle, had so well plyed his nephew, that this latter, though not drunk, began to be somewhat flustered; and now Mr. Nightingale, taking the old gentleman with him upstairs into the apartment he had lately occupied, unbosomed himself as follows: -

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • When, warmed by champagne, he had her all to himself, he unbosomed himself of his wrongs; of his smothered resentment against the new chef at the club; his worry over the house in

    The Man of Property

  • She had unbosomed herself to one or two trusty female friends who lived near her, and she had applied for advice and assistance to two priests.

    Nina Balatka

  • Once or twice the old man questioned me on the subject of my misery, but I evaded him; once, indeed, when he looked particularly benevolent, I think I should have unbosomed myself to him, but we were interrupted.


  • I, however, gave him no satisfactory answer, being apprehensive that, if I unbosomed myself, I should become as much an object of horror to him as I had long been to myself.


  • She unbosomed to him without hesitation her cares and apprehensions.

    The Monk


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    The Foolish Dictionary.

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