Definitions

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  • n. One who unmasks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who unmasks.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ masker

Examples

  • He was a man of extreme refinement and sensibility, great intellectual energy and biting wit, easily irritated amour propre, and a taste for polemical writing; he was addicted to analysis, investigation, exposure; he saw himself as an expert "unmasker" of appearances and conventions, and dramatized himself as a devastating discoverer of their social and moral core.

    The Great Amateur

  • Those in the mainstream media who want to see the president unmasked, who want to see the administration revealed as something dark, do not want to be caught cheering on the unmasker.

    But Is It True?

  • He is, we are reminded, "an unmasker of conspiracies and a master of secret investigations."

    Bookmarks

  • Paolo, the great unmasker of the Trentine Council.

    Areopagitica

  • Time is running out for our unmasker, and I have no idea what's going to happen next.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • However, Carmen Cole is the master unmasker, and she has a plan.

    KARMA GIRL - Oodles-o-Fun!

  • As stripper-away of convenient illusions and unmasker of colonial bad faith, Gordimer is an heir of the tradition of realism that Cervantes inaugurated.

    Awakening

  • Instead he had his unmasker by the throat ere the man's words had scarce quitted his lips, and hurling him from side to side brushed away those who would have swarmed upon him.

    Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

  • After all, while his gaze was penetrating, it was also understanding; we do not mind being unmasked if the unmasker at once hails us as brother.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume II

  • And that the primitive councils and bishops were wont only to declare what books were not commendable, passing no further, but leaving it to each one’s conscience to read or to lay by, till after the year 800 is observed already by Padre Paolo the great unmasker of the Trentine Council.

    Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing: Paras 1-19

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