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  • v. To dig up, to remove from the ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disinter; to exhume; fig., to disclose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To exhume; disinter.
  • Figuratively, to uncover; reveal; disclose.

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Examples

  • There is even speculation that the lost city of Akkad lies fragile and exposed under the foundations of modern-day Baghdad, where recent troubles have helped unbury ancient archaeological clues.

    Traveling To The Lost Cities Of The World

  • It can feel unbearable here, but this place is often where we unbury our greatest gifts.

    Maddisen K. Krown: Ask Maddisen - How To Get Unstuck From Depression

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the pirate who needed to equip himself with 2 pistols and a rapier to unbury treasure with ONE crewmate.

    Old Time Wreck 'n Roll

  • It took me a half hour to find my car and another ten minutes to unbury it.

    Richard Paul Evans Ebook Christmas Set

  • While, on the one hand, I am enjoying the splendid driving conditions and not having to unbury my car once a week, it does start to get worrisome when you think about it.

    Posthuman Blues

  • I unbury my life with those words, “I once hoped.”

    Jacob's Ladder

  • It was a day of great heat, during the month when the cicadas unbury themselves after lying four years in the ground.

    the secret sense

  • Turkle, however, comes to unbury Lacan's intentions so as to praise him, and she therefore must find his intentions reasonably well-judged and the execution of them appropriate.

    Lacan: An Exchange

  • I took previous care to unbury the fifty ducats, which I tied very carefully in my girdle, and I promised my former master, who from fretting had worn himself down to a skeleton, that if ever I had an opportunity, I would do all in my power to make his friends ransom him.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • If I may say so, the ordinary native is a dreamer who prefers to starve on a treasure hoard rather than bestir himself to unbury it.

    The Native Born or, the Rajah's People

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