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divulge

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Definition make known (secret of private information)
  • We interrogated her for hours, but she wouldn't divulge who helped her.
divulge = make known (secret information)
  • She would not divulge it to anyone.
  • divulge = (or a secret) make known
  • Meaning, if they never divulged the secret, and they were killed...
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • divulged = made known (secret information)
  • It was a secret interrogation center called Ofuna, where "high-value" captured men were housed in solitary confinement, starved, tormented, and tortured to divulge military secrets.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • divulge = make known (secret information)
  • No information had been collected, not a single idea about the whereabouts of Wes and Tony had been divulged.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • divulged = (of secret information) made known
  • One and two at a time, Alyssians surrendered to members of The Cut and divulged the location of Alyssian camps.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • divulged = made known (secret information)
  • ...just as Phoebe was going to divulge the purely awful thing that had happened to Mr. Cadaver, her father came home from work and we all sat down to dinner:
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • divulge = make known (secret information)
  • The worst of it was that that bullying old Pumblechook, preyed upon by a devouring curiosity to be informed of all I had seen and heard, came gaping over in his chaise-cart at tea-time, to have the details divulged to him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • divulged = made known (sensitive information)
  • A few days after, the Turk entered his daughter's apartment and told her hastily that he had reason to believe that his residence at Leghorn had been divulged and that he should speedily be delivered up to the French government; he had consequently hired a vessel to convey him to Constantinople, for which city he should sail in a few hours.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • divulged = (of sensitive information) made known
  • With no leadership, the group falls into chaos and divulges other information.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • divulges = makes known (secret of private information)
  • He was told that he'd be given medical care only if he divulged military secrets.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • divulged = made known (secret information)
  • He thought about which things he could divulge and which things he couldn't.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • divulge = (of secret information) make known
  • Under the weight of my wicked secret, I pondered whether the Church would be powerful enough to shield me from the vengeance of the terrible young man, if I divulged to that establishment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • divulged = made known (sensitive information)
  • Yet here I hardly know whether I should divulge one little item of rumor, which came to my ear a few months after the scrivener's decease.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • But I have had my plans, too; it is time I should begin to divulge them.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Well, Your Honor, I shall disappoint him, for I shall divulge the motive.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • GaoLing paused and pursed her lips, as if she had already divulged too much.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • You knew nothing concrete that you could have divulged, no intermediary who pointed to Washington.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather than forcing it to divulge every last secret.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I talked to Ross for hours, explaining what I was about, cautioning him not to relate anything that he did not want to divulge.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy

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