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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VEIL

Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.

And Sidney knew how it was meant; she smiled into his eyes and drew down her veil briskly.

Would the veil hold the handmade curls in exactly the proper place?

Her hands shook so that she failed twice in the task of refastening her veil.

Her hat was in the way of very marked effusion; her veil too.

Inez rose and stood before him, throwing back her veil that he might see her face.

It was over, the veil had fallen again, and the man suspected nothing.

The veil of darkness only serves to keep these little powers at work.

What if Neill Sheridan, poking about alone with a candle, could see through that veil?

Then she remembered that they were old folks, and need not veil the truth.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old North French veil (Old French voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from Latin vela, plural of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE root *weg- "to weave a web." Vela was mistaken in Vulgar Latin for a feminine singular noun. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.

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