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  • v. Present participle of unclose.

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Examples

  • She soon recovered, and unclosing her eyes, found herself in the arms of a chevalier, who appeared to support her with difficulty.

    The Romance of the Forest

  • The body slammed into the unclosing eye and bounced.

    Love and Death

  • This day was the thirty-fifth day, the very day of the fifth seven, and the whole company of bonzes had just (commenced the services) for unclosing the earth, and breaking Hell open; for sending a light to show the way to the departed spirit; for its being admitted to an audience by the king of Hell; for arresting all the malicious devils, as well as for soliciting the soul-saving

    Hung Lou Meng

  • I had noted with idle eye, while, with a thick-beating heart, I waited the unclosing of that door at which I stood — a solitary and a suppliant.

    Villette

  • He was standing near his writing-table, and pointing angrily to some envelopes, papers, and little piles of coin upon it as he addressed some observations to the bailiff, Jakoff Michaelovitch, who was standing in his usual place (that is to say, between the door and the barometer) and rapidly closing and unclosing the fingers of the hand which he held behind his back, The more angry

    Childhood

  • ‘Now then,’ said I, unclosing my hand, but still standing before him.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • Then here is my last, "-- unclosing a pretty sketch of a gentleman in small size, whole-length --" my last and my best -- my brother,

    Emma

  • Late at night there are the old movies, the horror pictures, the late show, and the late-late show, and even the little sermon before the channel signs off for the night, and the "Star-Spangled Banner" with the flag waving in the background, and finally the channel test pattern that stares back at me through the little square window with its unclosing eye ….

    Flowers for Algernon

  • I see the pale face convulsed with agony, and the vain struggle to get up; the pitying crowd closing her off from all air; the anxious young doctor who happened to be passing by; the manipulation of the broken limb, the shake of the head, the moan of the victim, the litter borne on men's shoulders, the gates of the New York Hospital unclosing, the subscription taken up on the spot.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • The next morning, when the young Year was just unclosing its eyes, and the happy children all over the great city were peeping from their beds into the myriads of stockings hanging near by, the blue skies of heaven shone through a black network of stone and charred rafters.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

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