Their lofty neighbour Bolt Head on the left remained as yet ungilded, and retained its gray.
She has spoken the truth, the ungilded truth—how seldom I hear it!
It was a rough meeting, composed of rude elements, in a large but ungilded hall in Whitechapel.
For the first time I am commencing to see him in his true colors, ungilded by my ideals.
She did not stir to greet me; only transferred her stare from the gilded idol to dusty and ungilded me.
1560s (late Old English had gegylde); in modern use the more dignified past participle of gild (q.v.). Shakespeare's lilies were never gilded; the quote ("King John," iv.2) is, "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily."