unclosed


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un·close

 (ŭn-klōz′)
v. un·closed, un·clos·ing, un·clos·es
v.tr.
1. To open.
2. To disclose.
v.intr.
1. To be opened.
2. To undergo disclosure.

un•closed

(ʌnˈkloʊzd)

adj.
1. not closed: an unclosed door.
2. not concluded or settled.
[1350–1400]
References in classic literature ?
He unclosed his eyes and saw again the water below him.
We stirred him up occasionally, but he only unclosed an eye and slowly closed it again, abating no jot of his stately piety of demeanor or his tremendous seriousness.
Endicott hastily unclosed the letter and began to read, while, as his eye passed down the page, a wrathful change came over his manly countenance.
While all was silence in the class--silence, but for the rustling of copy-books and the travelling of pens over their pages--a leaf of the large folding-door, opening from the hall, unclosed, admitting a pupil who, after making a hasty obeisance, ensconced herself with some appearance of trepidation, probably occasioned by her entering so late, in a vacant seat at the desk nearest the door.
Lady Lydiard dropped the unclosed envelope on the table, and ran--yes, short as she was and fat as she was, ran--into the inner room.
As I burst into the room, pushed aside the physicians and laid my hand upon his forehead he unclosed his eyes, stared blankly, closed them slowly and died without a sign.
The envelope, which was unclosed, bore this address: "Lady Janet Roy, Mablethorpe House, Kensington, London.
One fist unclosed, and the open palm swept across his eyes as though brushing away cobwebs.
By degrees, other shops began to be unclosed, and a few scattered people were met with.
At length, with a wild desperation at heart, I quickly unclosed my eyes.
Life had never brought them a gloomier hour; it was the point whither their pathway had so long been tending, and darkening ever, as it stole along -- and yet it unclosed a charm that made them linger upon it, and claim another, and another, and, after all, another moment.
At this moment the door of the dining room unclosed with a creak, and Porthos perceived through the half-open flap the little clerk who, not being allowed to take part in the feast, ate his dry bread in the passage with the double odor of the dining room and kitchen.