v. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; happen
At last it tried to unfold its arms, and took the hookah out of its mouth again.
Sentence in Classic:
The dull light fell more faintly upon the page whereon another equation began to unfold itself slowly and to spread abroad its widening tail.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
And he proceeded to unfold his own scheme of emancipation by means of which these drawbacks might have been avoided.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I shall entreat two others, two that you know not as yet; and I shall be ready to all our work show and our plans unfold.
For the rest, after his hours of work, a casual stroll or a casual spree on shore suffices to unfold for him the secret of a whole continent, and generally he finds the secret not worth knowing.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
By dint of staring, something vaguely striking in such an agony began to assume form and outline at his feet, as though it had been a power of glance which made the thing desired unfold.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The nations of Italy and the wars to come, and the fashion whereby every toil may be avoided or endured, she shall unfold to thee, and grant her worshipper prosperous passage.
Let us unfold them first, and then pass on to the private plans which perhaps had not less influence upon his Eminence than the others.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
I bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investment securities and they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint, promising to unfold the shining secrets that only Midas and Morgan and Maecenas knew.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context