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Word: unearth

Definition: dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal


Sentences Containing 'unearth'

In fact, the minister, who, in the plenitude of his power, had been unable to unearth Napoleon's secret, might in despair at his own downfall interrogate Dantes and so lay bare the motives of Villefort's plot.

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