Synonyms for disinter

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"Fear so," I answered, "but we'll look;" and painfully we began to disinter him.

He had sought to get permission to disinter the treasure, and had not succeeded.

He bade Hubert disinter them all; and pretended to recognize each one.

But little effort has been made at any time to disinter the city.

You did not tell them to break down a wall and disinter a body?

Just precisely what happened after that has been the most impossible thing to disinter.

That threatened to spoil the visit for Mary and even to disinter the hatchet!

He could not disinter himself—it seemed like that—under the eyes of Balthasar.

Then, in any case, what more natural than to disinter the body of a supposed visitant, to know why he is unquiet in the grave?

I think it will take more than a merely human secretary to disinter that character.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French désenterrer (15c.), from dés- (see dis-) + enterrer "to inter" (see inter). Related: Disinterred.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISINTER

exhume

verbdig up, especially the dead
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