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  • verb Present participle of unbosom.

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Examples

  • And yet that other, although in unbosoming himself to a select friend, he discover wickedness enough to entitle him to general detestation, preserves a decency, as well in his images as in his language, which is not always to be found in the works of some of the most celebrated modern writers, whose subjects and characters have less warranted the liberties they have taken.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I am persuaded, my dear Clementina, that the mutual unbosoming of secrets is the cement of faith-ful friendship, and true love.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • He always seemed to be on the point of unbosoming himself to Pen: nay, he confessed to the latter that he had a — an attachment, an ardently cherished attachment, about which Pendennis longed to hear, and said, “Tell us, old chap, is she handsome? has she got blue eyes or black?”

    The History of Pendennis

  • In his last interviews with his apostles, when unbosoming his soul, Jesus unfolds the means of diffusing the truth; he exhorts them to devote themselves as so many sacrifices for the salvation of men; for they are sent as lambs in the midst of wolves.

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  • In his last interviews with his apostles, when unbosoming his soul, Jesus unfolds the means of diffusing the truth; he exhorts them to devote themselves as so many sacrifices for the salvation of men; for they are sent as lambs in the midst of wolves.

    Women's Sphere of Influence on Civilization (1837)

  • He felt a tremendous need of unbosoming himself; he had been so sure of success, or, at least, so unthinking of failure, and the blow to his selfesteem was a rude one.

    Maurice Guest

  • In definitely unbosoming her soul she not only finds her own release but advances the cause of art in her country. . .

    Portrait of An Artist

  • The unbosoming of Sister Marigold was almost an epic.

    The Nursing Home Murder

  • If you understand by that word entire confidence in another under all circumstances; an unbosoming of every thought and feeling; a complete surrender to your friend, or mastery over her; a slavish adoration of her, and hearty concordance in all she does, -- do not, then, indulge in an intimate friendship.

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • Yet in the unbosoming of this cultivated "heathen" we see our fads and foibles held up as strange gods, and must confess some of them to be grotesque when seen in this yellow light.

    As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home

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  • Confiding.

    "'I had been on the point of unbosoming myself ... foolish, discreditable thoughts.'

    'I rejoice you did not, brother. The closest friendship cannot stand such a strain: the results are invariably disastrous.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 163

    March 17, 2008