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Unfold, 1) to release from a fold or pen: “the --ing star calls up the shepherd,” Meas. IV, 2, 218.
2) to open the folds or plaits of, to spread out; metaphorically: “crush him together rather than u. his measure duly,” Cymb. I, 1, 26. cf. Lr. I, 1, 283. Applied to a folded letter, == to open: “to u. their grand commission,” Hml. V, 2, 17 (Ff unseal).
3) to bring forth from any ward: by new --ing his imprisoned pride (i. e. his wardrobe) Sonn. 52, 12.
4) to discover, to reveal, to bring to light, to betray (what has been hidden): “they their guilt with weeping will u.” Lucr. 754. u. the evil which is here wrapt up “in countenance,” Meas. V, 117. “never to u. to any one which casket 'twas I chose,” Merch. II, 9, 10. “makes and --s error,” Wint. IV, 1, 2. “his contrary proceedings are all --ed,” H8 III, 2, 27. “time shall u. what plaited cunning hides,” Lr. I, 1, 283. “O heaven, that such companions thou'ldst u.” Oth. IV, 2, 141. “the Moor may u. me to him,” V, 1, 21. must I be --ed with (== by) “one that I have bred?” Ant. V, 2, 170.
5) to display, to show: “there we will u. to creatures stern sad tunes,” Lucr. 1146. that (lightning) “in a spleen --s both heaven and earth,” Mids. I, 1, 146. “stand and u. yourself,” Hml. I, 1, 2 (make yourself known). “I shall u. equal discourtesy to your best kindness,” Cymb. II, 3, 101.
6) to disclose, to tell, to communicate; absol.: “to my --ing lend your prosperous ear,” Oth. I, 3, 245. Trans.: “I to Ford shall eke u. how . . .” Wiv. I, 3, 105. as you hear them (my follies) “--ed,” II, 2, 193. “to what purpose have you --ed this to me?” II, 2, 193 Meas. I, 1, 3. Meas. I, 1, 3 Mids. I, 1, 208. All's I, 1, 127. Tw. I, 2, 19. I, 4, 24. V, 155. R2 III, 1, 7. III, 2, 94. H4B Ind. III, 2, 94 IV, 1, 77. H5 I, 2, 10. III, 6, 124. H6B II, 1, 166. III, 2, 117. R3 II, 4, 39 (Ff report). Rom. II, 6, 28. Caes. II, 1, 274. Caes. II, 1, 274 Mcb. III, 6, 46. Hml. I, 5, 6. Hml. I, 5, 6 Oth. III, 3, 243. Cymb. V, 5, 313.
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