to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
to uncover or bring to light by search, inquiry, etc.: The lawyer unearthed new evidence.
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How to use unearth in a sentence
The first pieces of Ardi’s partial skeleton — including much of the skull, hands, limbs and pelvis — were found the following year, about 100 kilometers south of where Lucy had been unearthed.Ardi and her discoverers shake up hominid evolution in ‘Fossil Men’ | Bruce Bower | November 18, 2020 | Science News
Using grants from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Stanford University unearthed this B cell technology in the 1970s and 1980s.Why we shouldn’t give up on bipartisanship, even now | jakemeth | November 3, 2020 | Fortune
On the show, Lewis, Libby and Keatts pulled out gems from a treasure trove of data unearthed by the poll.
That means there is no longer a possibility that the hospital trial had unearthed an unexpected safety problem that could spill over into non-hospitalized patients, where the antibody has shown promising results.Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment proves unhelpful for advanced COVID cases | Rachel Schallom | October 27, 2020 | Fortune
By all rights, a team like this shouldn’t have been close to the playoffs at all, but Tampa Bay has long had a knack for unearthing hidden gems.The 2020 Rays Are Doing More With Less, Even More Than Usual | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | October 13, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
According to Vieira, most of the bones unearthed had to be reburied in accordance with the Native American Repatriation Act.
While chipping away plaster from his kitchen wall, the Guatemalan man unearthed a series of centuries-old Mayan murals.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance | The Daily Beast | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last week, Bulgarian archaeologists unearthed an unusual 13th-century grave in an ancient city named Thracian.
Over the past few years, macabre signs of vampire burials have been unearthed across Europe and even in the United States.
Human remains have also been unearthed in surrounding caves, but they seem to have been given proper burials.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors | Nina Strochlic | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He went into the nursery, unearthed the now-disused Noah's Ark, and sucked the paint off as many animals as remained.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Fine specimens are found in Florida and some elaborately carved have been unearthed in Virginia.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The cymbals which he unearthed and presented to me are still kept at the Conservatoire.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The next morning the sketch, unearthed from some dusty heap or other, was on his plate when he came down to breakfast.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
Under its streets and in yards hundreds of dead were buried to be now and again, in after years, unearthed.Historic Fredericksburg | John T. Goolrick
British Dictionary definitions for unearth
to dig up out of the earth
to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
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