Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of unrobe.

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Examples

  • A day or two afterwards, while unrobing, he took his Diary from a pocket of his coat, turned the leaves, and with an impressive look, and without one spoken word, handed this entry to Mr. Crisparkle to read:

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • Then rising to close her door previously to fully unrobing, she saw a streak of light shining across the landing.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Tom and the rest rushed into bed and finished their unrobing there, and the old verger, as punctual as the clock, had put out the candle in another minute, and toddled on to the next room, shutting their door with his usual "Good-night, gen'lm'n."

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • Tom and the rest rushed into bed and finished unrobing there, and the old verger, as punctual as the clock, had put out the candle in another minute, and toddled on to the next room, shutting the door with his usual "Good night, genl'm'n."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

  • So deliberately was she unveiled, that it seemed as if she were revealing her beauty to the world for the first time, like a proud, adored mistress unrobing before an impatient lover, whose eyes ached for what he now beheld.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • If Narcisse had entertained any doubts as to whether or not Charlie was really as sleepy as he had intimated, this partial unrobing must surely have dispelled it.

    A Lover in Homespun And Other Stories

  • A little chill overspread him at her first unrobing.

    Jude the Obscure

  • Loud talking and laughing – a vast deal of unrobing – pushing back and pulling up chairs on the hearth – and Nancy and Ellen running in and out of the room with countless wrappers, cloaks, shawls, comforters, hoods, mittens, and moccasins.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Yes, it was the robing and unrobing room of the puisne judges, the magistrates, right enough!

    Messengers of Evil Being a Further Account of the Lures and Devices of Fantômas

  • Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing.

    Death—and After?

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