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  • n. Plural form of unfolding.


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  • It could be an example of graceful speed, agility, accuracy and strength -- an example of how delightful the human body can be, one of the glorious unfoldings of Divine grace and Divine Grace, love beyond merit.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Football, Rape, Cash: Idolatry

  • Mary Zimmerman's often beguiling "The Arabian Nights" is an evening of unfoldings: first of elegant Persian carpets, then of lyrical Eastern tales.

    Weaving a web of seductive stories

  • The fictionalized events in his novels, based on real events in his hometown, were recognized for their distinctive dramatic unfoldings.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Out of the Cave

  • And yet, given a bird's eye view, the truth, the Dharma, in Kûkai's scheme is encompassing enough to include exoteric Buddhism and all other teachings as its unfoldings or manifestations, in relative degrees in accordance with the appropriate circumstance or context and the level of attainment.


  • I took a course in Alexander Technique once that required us to walk around the room and study each others walks and I can safely say that this gallumphing promenade bore little resemblance to the unfoldings inside Balanchine's snow-sparkled winter palace.

    Dancing and Trancing: James Wolcott

  • He indulged in scowls and in abrupt unfoldings of the right hand, as though he were responding to the last counsels of a sombre inward monologue.

    Les Miserables

  • In the belief that we were for a while escaping the monotonous repetition of wearisome details in modern social scenery, analyses of uninteresting character, or the unnatural unfoldings of a sensation plot, we took this volume into our hands with a feeling of pleasure.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • I have a fear of some media warmongering manipulators watching the plamegate unfoldings with glee, knowing in advance who will fall, who will be sacrificed or tarred with scandal, knowing all the while that the ‘real villians’ are going to walk away unscathed, and their various catspaws will be the held responsible.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: How Big Are Your Chances, Karl?

  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, a memoir by Azar Nafisi, the daughter of a former charismatic mayor of pre-revolutionary Tehran and of a woman who won a seat in Parliament in 1963, chronicles the personal and intellectual unfoldings of a private literature class she started in Tehran after she left her last teaching post.

    Book Group in Chadors

  • I seemed ever and anon to see you and me swinging along those glorious Alpine woods, staring at the new unfoldings of splendor that every turn brought into view-talking, talking, endlessly talking the days through-days forever memorable to me.

    Mark Twain: A Biography


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