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Definition of Cloak

Cloak

  1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.
  2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
  3. To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.

Cloak Quotations

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Galileo Galilei

It takes a real man to make a true confession - a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.
Charles Studd

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein

The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
Willa Cather
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Cloak Translations

cloak in Dutch is jas, mantel
cloak in Finnish is takki
cloak in French is manteau
cloak in German is Deckmantel, Mantel
cloak in Latin is amiculum, pallium
cloak in Portuguese is casaco
cloak in Spanish is abrigo
cloak in Swedish is mantel, kappa, skyla