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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unbury To disinter; to exhume; fig., to disclose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unbury To exhume; disinter.
    • unbury Figuratively, to uncover; reveal; disclose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unbury to disinter: to reveal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + bury,


In literature:

The daughter is lovely, and they were all in deep mourning for the unburied relative.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Indeed I asked him not to search while the poor remains were unburied.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Bodies were left unburied, and a deadly and revolting stench filled the air.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A name, a familiar name, caught my eye; the name of one who, I had fondly fancied, had: long-lain unburied in my cellar at the 'pike.
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
The winter rains inundated the camps, and the dead in the general distress were left unburied.
"Peter the Hermit" by Daniel A. Goodsell
I found twelve hundred unburied dead, all hacked and mutilated, in a vineyard near Kesanlyk.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
The deserted villages stank with the unburied bodies of men and animals.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
Whichever way he turns there loom past wraiths, restless as ghosts of unburied Grecian slain.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
They then took him to the river side, chopped off his head, and left that and his body unburied, upon the bank of the stream.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
If I lie unburied, sir, II.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
And somehow, again, I dreamed fitfully of the unburied corpses on the field of Gaines's Mill.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Dead horses, a few unburied men, marks of shot in the buildings, now told of immediate proximity to the field.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
The enemy retreated during the night, leaving four hundred wounded, and his many dead unburied.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
The unburied dead lay for days, until the wolves came and fought over the decaying bodies.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Was she in a village of the unburied dead?
"Romola" by George Eliot
His body when he died was to lie unburied and his soul lie in hell for ever.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Of course when the owner unburies the parcel he finds nothing in it but brass buttons.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
She felt a tiny pang; surely this concern with herself when his body still lay unburied was selfish, ugly.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
The danger from the unburied dead is mostly to the people who handle them.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
In this heat of the day, the odour that comes to the stack from the "unburied" is at times almost overpowering.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley

In poetry:

Never will you depart
Though often cast away,
Unburied in my heart
Wraithlike you stray.
"Strange Captivity" by Marya Zaturenska
The musician Grieg
Joined the Primrose League.
It gave him the idea of his chorus,
‘The Unburied Ichthyosaurus.’
"Clerihew – Grieg" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
And the souls of the unburied,
When they looked upon His face,
Were cleansed of sin and entered in
To His redeeming grace.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
Oh, the long dawn, the weary, endless dawn,
When sleep's oblivion is torn away
From love that died with dying yesterday
But still unburied in the heart lies on!
"Waking" by Cale Young Rice
Yet, if he find war at home
(Waspish and importunate),
He hath means to overcome
Any warrior at his gate;
For the past he buried brings
Back unburiable things—
"The Expert" by Rudyard Kipling
A thousand burn and die; He takes no heed,
Their bones, unburied, strewn upon the plain,
Only increase the frenzy of His greed
To add more victims to th' already slain.
"Malaria" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Funeral feud in La Feria leaves body unburied, estranged husband blamed.
Unburied treasure at Ocean Beach.
Clayton father and Korean War vet remains unburied .
Fort Gordon soldiers unbury history in forgotten Ga.
TRAVERSE CITY — Sometimes you have to unbury a cemetery to honor the dead.
Funeral feud in La Feria leaves body unburied, estranged husband blamed.
The unburied entrance to the cave believed to be the home of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island.
It's no shell game—T+L marks the spots for the best unburied treasure in the U.S.