Phrases with "exposed"

H.P. Lovecraft The exposed metal of the grounded planes and drilling machinery was bruised into a high polish, and two of the small tents were flattened despite their snow banking. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Watkin Tench I then let it lie as long as I could, exposed to air and sun; and just before I sowed my seed, turned it all up afresh. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Henry Handel Richardson He could not imagine Polly enjoying her exposed position, and disapproved strongly of John having left her. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells Sex is released, exposed and elaborated. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Something has changed — the Stone has been exposed to the air or something. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

H. G. Wells The main theme of this book has been exposed in the Introductory Chapter and recalled at intervals. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Charles Dickens I certainly should have done it, but that it would have exposed me to reprimand. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

It is better for him to remain without hope than to be exposed to the danger of another disappointment. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

They would have died of a fever, and their bodies would have been exposed to the public gaze as royal bodies habitually were, so that all men would know that they were in fact departed from this life. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf He was alone, exposed on this bleak eminence, stretched out — but not on a hill-top; not on a crag; on Mrs. Filmer’s sitting-room sofa. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jane Austen At the same moment Mr. Crawford, approaching Julia, said, “I hope I am not to lose my companion, unless she is afraid of the evening air in so exposed a seat. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

They are rarely exposed to the lash, and they are carefully nursed in sickness. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Long exposed to the sun, and flung high above the water-mark of recent storms, the timber had dried to the condition of touchwood, and would burn fiercely. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Virginia Woolf Were it possible! But words have been used too often; touched and turned, and left exposed to the dust of the street. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Henry Handel Richardson Krafft, propped on a chair, hung his head far back, and the collarless shirt exposed the whole of his white throat. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Peculiarly exposed to the tooth of detraction; vilifed; hopelessly in the wrong; superseded in the consideration and affection of another. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

D. H. Lawrence It was all exposed, exposed to the sweep of plain, to the high, strong sky, and to human gaze. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Washington Irving He traverses vast forests, exposed to the hazards of lonely sickness, of lurking enemies, and pining famine. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Henry James She was accordingly exposed on every side, and to be with her a while thus quietly was to read back into her behaviour the whole explanation, which was positively simple to me now. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

During a nor’-wester, the sand on the river-bed is blinding, filling eyes, nose, and ears, and stinging sharply every exposed part. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Wilkie Collins The exposed situation of the churchyard had obliged me to be cautious in choosing the position that I was to occupy. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope The injunctions given on this head are almost frantic in their energy, and therefore I conceive that hotel-keepers find themselves exposed to much suffering in the matter. North America by Anthony Trollope

Jeremy Bentham The alarm is absolutely null in the case in which the only persons exposed to the danger, if there are any, are unsusceptible of fear. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Then he cleared away the soil of a small circle and at about a foot deep exposed a broken inch pipe. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

H. G. Wells This examined no essential ideas; its values were established values, it merely assailed some particular evil, exposed some little-known abuse. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

In a moment the top of the delicate piece of furniture was smashed and there lay exposed in a drawer eighty half imperials. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Walter Scott The usage to which I have been exposed in your house has determined me to quit it instantly. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing He besought Aurelia to cast off her heretical religion, putting before her all the perils to which she exposed herself, by abandonment of the true faith, in this world and the next. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

In the extreme corner to his right was the door of Aaron’s study, within which lay that curious inner room, exposed to the wind on almost all sides, where were the absurd little marionettes. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

The temptations he was in this way exposed to, Lockhart has drawn with a powerful hand. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Bram Stoker That its folly and absurdity were equal to its audacity; in every stage it exposed itself to conviction by the simplest tests. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Henry David Thoreau Moreover, in summer, Walden never becomes so warm as most water which is exposed to the sun, on account of its depth. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Arthur Conan Doyle Beyond it there lay amid the trees the wattle-and-daub hut of a laborer, the door open, and the single room exposed to the view. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Tobias Smolle I was then at a country-house fronting the sea, and particularly exposed to the marine air. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Edith Wharton The girl looked so young, so exposed and desolate! And what thoughts must she be hiding in her heart! It was impossible that they should part in such a spirit. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Meredith I have never exposed him; I have been an observer pure and simple; and because I apprehended another catastrophe—making something like the fourth, to my knowledge, one being public. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Neither the ring nor the lamps had again required replenishing; perhaps their light was exhausted less quickly, as it was no longer to be exposed to the rays of the intense Australian moon. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Charles Dickens He will be exposed in good time, gentlemen, in good time. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

I lived with a farmer whose house was built higher up among the hills: a dark crag rose behind it, and, exposed to the north, the snow lay in its crevices the summer through. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jules Verne We should be in continual squabbles with our guides and porters, and completely exposed to their unbridled brutality. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Jeremy Bentham As an extra-punishment, he may be exposed to a penance, more or less public, in an iron mask, or in a dress similar to that in which he had disguised himself. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

George Meredith He exposed you to the contempt of your school-fellows because of a breach in my correspondence with a base-born ferule-swinger. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

David Hume I am far from thinking that all those who have depreciated our species have been enemies to virtue, and have exposed the frailties of their fellow-creatures with any bad intention. Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature by David Hume

Anthony Hope Surely you haven’t left him out in the rain?” She was anxious lest Rudolf’s features should have been exposed too long to the light of the hall-lamps. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

But few of them could find shelter in the rude towers that garnished the works of Xoloc. The greater part were compelled to bivouac in the open air, exposed to all the inclemency of the weather. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Walter Scott In this manner the imperial army pressed on through the dangerous defiles, where their march was exposed to insults from the barbarians. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Wilkie Collins When I think of what they’re exposed to — well! I take to my pipe, and compose my mind in that way. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Naylor snatched it out of his hand and tearing at the covering, in a few seconds exposed to view a small oil painting about eighteen inches square in an old-fashioned, heavy gilt frame. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Baldwin Spencer It is painted on an exposed rock surface at the base of the George Gill Range, and a native described it to us as an attempt to represent, as if seen from below, an emu sitting on its eggs. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

As the military retreated, a hundred priests instantly closed round the unhappy man, and with generous despair exposed themselves to the fury of the multitude. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Tobias Smolle When a person dies of it in Italy, the bed and bedding are destroyed; the other furniture is exposed to the weather and the apartment white-washed, before it is occupied by any other living soul. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Edith Wharton With Mrs. Glaisher was a small sharp-elbowed lady, whose lavishly exposed anatomy showed the most expensive Lido glaze. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Henry James The Pococks were a quantity as yet unmeasured, and, as he had practically brought them over, so this witness had to that extent exposed himself. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Wilkie Collins Having at last prepared the composition for use, he laid it over the exposed half of the statuette with a neatness and dexterity which showed him to be a practiced hand at cast-taking. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

He was shot in the neck or the head, or at any rate in an exposed part and then toppled over the boat. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Jules Verne They had suffered a thousand privations and been exposed to a thousand dangers in the midst of these barbarous negro tribes. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Sinclair Lewis Her chair was out in the open, exposed to their gaze, and it was a hard-slatted, quivery, slippery church-parlor chair, likely to collapse publicly and without warning. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

D.H. Lawrence It is as if their vulnerable being was exposed and they have not the wit to cover it. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Bram Stoker She became oblivious to any danger there might be in a visit to such an exposed place at such a time, and to all lesser considerations, and made up her mind to forestall them. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

D. H. Lawrence She shrank a little, as if she were exposed to his eyes, and as if it were a pain to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

But I do not doubt that plants exposed to the waves would float for a less time than those protected from violent movement as in our experiments. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence There was something big and exposed about it all. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins We had not been many days in our new abode, when my father imprudently exposed himself to a heavy shower of rain, and suffered in consequence from a violent attack of cold. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Baldwin Spencer When they are exposed to view, songs referring to the Uchaqua are sung, and the stones are solemnly handled and cleaned with the palm of the hand. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

I saw myself exposed to the fury of men who would risk nothing to appease it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

I exposed to him the conclusion we in Brussels had arrived at, and pointed out the significant series of failures. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Thus species of restricted range were always exposed to destruction because their habitat was temporary and their retreat impossible, and only families of wide distribution could be preserved. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

T. E. Lawrence The sand-laden winds had ground its exposed surfaces to a pitted smoothness like orange-rind, and the sunlight had faded out its blue to a hopeless grey. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arnold Bennett Edwin thought that his father and the mysterious old man would talk for ever, and timorously he exposed himself to obtain possession of his satchel, hoping to escape unseen. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

There is exposed once again, and for the last time, the coffin. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

No matter if he exposed Reed as the deus ex machina of these lawless manifestations; no matter if in exposing him he discovered the reason of Reed’s grudge, if he had one. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope Was his girl to be exposed to this? Surely that method of bargaining to which he had owed his own wife would be better than that. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The ostrich indeed inhabits continents, and is exposed to danger from which it cannot escape by flight, but it can defend itself by kicking its enemies, as efficiently as many quadrupeds. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

I have no doubt that many birds have acquired instincts to combat or avoid the great danger to which their young are exposed by the attacks of these and other ants. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Wilkie Collins I had been exposed for hours to the weather — I was wet to the skin. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

D. H. Lawrence If she liked to look at Somers with a strange, exposed smile, that was her affair. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

It is exposed for the Octave, and the miracle continues — it is not simple liquefaction, but sometimes it swells, sometimes boils, sometimes melts — no one can tell what is going to take place. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

So little Charles got no medicine or nourishment during the night, and was exposed as much as possible to draughts. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Henry James I stopped in front of a little jeweller’s shop, where a great many objects in mosaic were exposed in the window; I stood there for some minutes—I don’t know why, for I have no taste for mosaic. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

H. G. Wells Indignation and impatience were their ruling moods, and if they constructed little they exposed much. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Masses of coral encircled his neck, and the full-dress naval uniform of a French officer, with epaulettes of stupendous size, exposed a zebra’d guernsey of equivocal purity. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Samuel Johnson Both are for a while equally exposed to laughter, but both are not therefore equally contemptible. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Jules Verne They had not shown the least fear, unless for their friends, who might possibly be exposed to the fury of the tempest. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Upon which account it is that bleak mountains, exposed to cold winds and snow, bear firs, pines, and the like, full of pitch, fiery, and excellent to make a torch. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Jack London The exposed fingers were quickly going numb again. Lost Face by Jack London

The name invested her with a graceless, anatomical interest, it penetrated her wizened black and derisively exposed her; her name went far indeed to make her dramatic. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

George Gissing Doubtless it is partly my own fault if I am misunderstood by them, for I have never in reality opened my heart to them and exposed all the irresistible yearnings which have driven me to this step. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Leslie Stephen Her vivacity during the earlier years of their acquaintance exposed her to an occasional rebuff. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Virginia Woolf These absences of Katharine’s, moreover, left them exposed to interruptions which almost destroyed their pleasure in being alone together. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Sir Walter Scott The heads of the preachers were frequently exposed on pikes between their two hands, the palms displayed as in the attitude of prayer. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Wilkie Collins They were absolutely ignorant of the punishment to which a man in holy orders exposed himself; if he revealed the secrets of the confessional. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Arthur Machen And it is quite clear to my mind that the horses and the other creatures have been exposed to this Z Ray, and that it has produced on them the effect of terror, with ferocity as the result of terror. The Terror by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence We cannot be exposed to the looks of others, for our very being is night-lustrous and unseeable. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The temperature was very low; the thermometer exposed to the air marked 2° or 3° below zero, but we were warmly clad with fur, at the expense of the sea-bear and seal. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

T. E. Lawrence We spent our first night on their aerodrome and suffered for it A reckless armoured-plated camel-fly, biting like a hornet, occupied our exposed parts till sunset. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

G. K. Chesterton The doctor’s protest was vehement to the verge of rudeness, and he declared that certain notions about Arboreal Man had been exposed as nonsense when Doone first began to write. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson She sat across a hammock, and daintily exposed a very neat ankle. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Virginia Woolf I pass them, exposed to their gaze, as they are to mine. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Wilkie Collins Picking the lock of the iron door was out of the question, from the exposed nature of the situation which that mysterious iron barrier occupied. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

My life is exposed to every one’s inspection, and can be opened like a book, in which all the world can read, from the king himself to the first passer-by. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jules Verne From this height they commanded all Union Bay. It was like a little Gibraltar, and any vessel anchored off the islet would inevitably be exposed to the fire of this aerial battery. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells We traversed the exposed area painfully, and clambered up a slope among the scrub stems, and sat down at last panting in a high place beneath the shadow of a mass of twisted lava. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

This excavates a perfectly cylindrical tunnel, upon the sides of which are exposed the stellar structure of the coral. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Jules Verne The Chimneys had been already visited by the sea, under circumstances which are known, and it would not do to be exposed again to a similar accident. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

H. Rider Haggard You must be exposed — I could not help that, if I would — and we must separate, but I will be generous to you; I will allow you five hundred a year, and you shall live where you like. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

This does not occur, or only in a very slight degree, with our domesticated productions, which have long been exposed to fluctuating conditions. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Robert Louis Stevenson The blind, which had not been drawn fully down, left an open chink about an inch in height along the bottom of the glass, and the whole parlour was thus exposed to Dick’s investigation. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

I spent some time in making an accurate section of the strata as exposed in the rocky paths leading down to the water. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

She was there, her fingers busy with her dark hair, utterly unconscious, exposed and defenceless—and tempting. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

I know that the King of Navarre is exposed to the greatest danger, and that all your majesty’s influence as a daughter of France will barely suffice to save his life. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne None of them seem to realize the new danger to which the “Chancellor” may be exposed by being cast upon an unknown reef, hundreds of miles it may be from land. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

The whole work, no smooth and neatly polished on the outside, had been turned the seamy side without, and the knots and flaws and ravelled threads had been exposed without pity. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D.H. Lawrence They looked at me as I went by down the long, long road, alone and exposed and out of the world. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Jeremy Bentham Self-preservation, as opposed to the dangers to which a man may be exposed in the prosecution of it. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Charles Dickens The reality is, little Jacob, with the calves of his legs exposed to the open air, and himself tied up in a shawl. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

But the struggle will almost invariably be most severe between the individuals of the same species, for they frequent the same districts, require the same food, and are exposed to the same dangers. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Walter Scott The religious opinions of sectaries have a tendency like the water of some springs, to become soft and mild, when freely exposed to the open day. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

He stepped aside, and for the third time that day the picture was exposed to study. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Louis Pasteur If a fluid containing septic vibrios be exposed to pure air, the vibrios should be killed and all virulence should disappear. The germ theory and its applications to medicine and surgery by Louis Pasteur [1878]

H. G. Wells To see the quarry fairly they had to come to the surface, and that exposed them to gunfire. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Gissing Was there nothing for it but to face the innkeeper? He moved on, and a turn in the road exposed a scene which for the moment made him lose sight of his annoyances. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

On the top of the flannel vest, exposed to full view, lay the gold cross with the blue ribbon. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Henry James That was another reason why I mustn’t write about his new line: Mr. Bousefield was not to be too definitely warned that such a periodical was exposed to prostitution. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Helen Zimmern The whole pitiful system of unreal existence led by these women is exposed with an almost remorseless hand, for Miss Edgeworth had no tenderness for foolish failings. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Walter Scott None can tell so exactly how the wind sets, as the pilot whose vessel is exposed to the storm. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Jack London He chuckled at his foolishness, and as he chuckled he noted the numbness creeping into the exposed fingers. Lost Face by Jack London

Edith Wharton But this very fact, to Gerty, made her friend the more piteously in want of aid, the more exposed to the claims of a tenderness she was so little conscious of needing. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Thomas Hardy A youth who looks as if he had come straight from old Greece may be exposed to many temptations, should he go out into the world without a friend or counsellor to guide him. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle We owe you a deep apology, Sir Henry, for having exposed you to this fright. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Edward Jenner The family was attended by an elderly woman as a nurse, who in her infancy had been exposed to the contagion of the smallpox, but had resisted it. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

D. H. Lawrence The moon was transcendent over the bare, open space, she suffered from being exposed to it. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Owain had never favoured her project; he could not now perceive the special dangers Chillon would be exposed to in her separation from him. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

D. H. Lawrence She sat there exposed for him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy On he strolled through the rain, holding the umbrella vertically over the exposed page to keep it dry while he read. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Figs, soft-wooded, but willing to bend before the wind, do not show very serious effects, though many in exposed parts were cast down. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Richard Burton The pulp and the seeds of the ripe fruit are scooped out, and the rind is filled with milk, which is exposed to the night air, and drunk in the morning. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

It withers the moment it is exposed to practical trial, because Democracy cannot rise above the level of the human material of which its voters are made. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

Jules Verne There appeared to be less vegetation on that side of the mountain which was exposed to the northeast, and deep fissures could be seen which, no doubt, were watercourses. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The elder De Candolle and Lyell have largely and philosophically shown that all organic beings are exposed to severe competition. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells Houses with narrow exterior windows and well equipped with steel doors, locks, bolts and bars, were preferred to those candidly exposed to sunlight and exterior observation. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

D. H. Lawrence Yet all the time, among those others, she felt shocked and wincing, as if her violently-sensitive nakedness were exposed to the hard, brutal, material impact of the rest of the people. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The coast remained steep and abrupt for a long distance, and beyond the point it was directly exposed to the attacks of the east-wind. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Gustave Flauber The Punic foot-soldiers exposed the right side in cutting with their long swords. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

He was thinking of her in her childish ignorance, exposed to the insidious advances of an unscrupulous schemer, and his heart bled for the motherless girl. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins When they were well out of ear-shot, he spoke these words: “You have been exposed as a villain by your brother-inlaw, and renounced as a liar by your mother. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Meredith But now, thanks to jubilant Journals and Homeric laughter over the Continent, the secret is out, in so far as the concurrents are all unmasked and exposed for the edification of the American public. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

G. K. Chesterton Not only did his life necessitate work, but his character necessitated worry about work; and that combination is always one which is very dangerous to the temperament which is exposed to it. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Henry James At any rate one might let him know, in a friendly spirit, to how much remark he exposed the young ladyleaving this revelation to work its way upon him. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

His clothes were new; the frock-coat fitted him, and the thin, dark-colored autumn overcoat, with its silk lining exposed at the breast, gave a masculine bulk and shape to his figure. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Andrew Lang He is far from that happy cock-certainty, and consequently is exposed to the contempt of the cock-certain. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

But her indignation was reserved for him who had exposed the dead. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Henry rose, and going to the window exposed himself as a long silhouette against the office lights. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Machen The creatures were exposed to an infection of fear, and a frightened beast or bird or insect uses its weapons, whatever they may be. The Terror by Arthur Machen

H.P. Lovecraft The exposed area was huge and roughly cylindrical; like a mammoth soft blue-white stovepipe doubled in two, its largest part some two feet in diameter. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Anthony Trollope The truth is, that any one living anywhere under a false name should be exposed or should be made to assume their right name. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Steele especially, in the Tatler and Guardian, exposed its impiety and absurdity, and endeavoured both by argument and by ridicule to bring his countrymen to a right way of thinking. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

She took it down, but, in doing so, exposed part of the wall and of the floor, which its folds had previously concealed. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

So it is with hybrids, for their degree of fertility is often found to differ greatly in the several individuals raised from seed out of the same capsule and exposed to the same conditions. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The historian who is also an artist is exposed to a particular drawback from which his brethren in other fields are exempt. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Wilkie Collins His marriage has exposed him to consequences which a man of ten times his courage could not face without shrinking. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Ford Madox Ford In thirty degrees of frost with all the blood-vessels exposed on the naked surface of the skin . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Sir Walter Scott He could also endure, with a good grace, the retorts which his affectation of ceremony sometimes exposed him to. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Arthur Morrison The green growth covered the part which had been exposed to the water, and the rest of the stone fitted the hole beside it, from which it had been pulled. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Poverty, like every other dirty wound, has got to be exposed occasionally. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy On the other side of the house the greensward rose to an eminence, whereon stood one of those curious summer shelters sometimes erected on exposed points of view, called an all-the-year-round. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

They lay down and snored, protected from the burning sunshine; but Brown, sitting fully exposed on one of the felled trees, feasted his eyes upon the view of the town and the river. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

All the articles of furniture in her rooms are veiled with crochet-work, as if the wood were too precious to be exposed to the light. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Wilkie Collins They were absolutely ignorant of the punishment to which a man in holy orders exposed himself, if he revealed the secrets of the confessional. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Sir Walter Scott When the celebrated Richard Cameron’s head was exposed in this manner, a spectator bore testimony to it as that of one who lived praying and preaching, and died praying and fighting. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

He was promptly exposed by the parallel-column system; but I have never heard that his standing was affected or his usefulness impaired by the offence proven against him. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

It was well enough; nobody had buried himself there for years, and the skeletons that were now exposed were old mouldy affairs for which it was difficult to feel any respect. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Henry James He had large, bare, beardless cheeks and a wide, clean, candid mouth, which the length of the smooth upper lip caused to look as exposed as a bald head. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Detached groups of horsemen are well in front — not altogether exposed — many of them intently regarding the crest of a hill a mile away in the direction of the interrupted advance. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope It was so near to the ocean, so exposed to winds from the Atlantic, that no shrubs would live there. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James He walked up to the fire, exposed his back to it and, after consulting his watch, looked directly out of the window and indirectly at me. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

This led the heirs of Neleus to conceal their literary treasures in a cellar, and there the manuscripts remained for nearly a century and a half, exposed to injury from damp and worms. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Henry James As he did so she bent her head to look at a wine-stain on her dress, and in the movement exposed the greater part of the back of a very handsome neck. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope It should not be his fault if the absurdities of a people whom he really loved were not exposed to light, so that they might be acknowledged and abandoned. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

One had made fun of him and exposed him to her paramour. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Tobias Smolle A player, having purchased one of the suits that were exposed to sale, appeared in it on the stage one night, while my tailor unfortunately happened to be present. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Even if he were at home, their interview must needs be brief: there was the nurse waiting and wondering; the baby exposed to possible peril from east winds. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He exposed abuses with a trenchant pen, when his lawyers had convinced him that he was on safe legal ground. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Jules Verne On the right bank, the trees and cliffs exposed to the fire looked as if they likewise were burning. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Lady Caroline ought not to be left like that, exposed to annoyance. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

George Gissing By the bandying of insults we profit nothing; there can be no useful rebuke which is exposed to a tu quoque. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

In the huts of savages dogs are greatly exposed to the attacks of parasitical insects, for vermin generally abound in such localities. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Anthony Trollope He did not dare to tell them directly that any danger would menace them, but he exposed the danger skilfully before their eyes. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman All that dry, soft, naked soil was helplessly exposed to the rain—and the rain washed it steadily away. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Henry James She says my serenity while exposed to the gaze of hundreds is in itself a qualification; in fact, she seems to think my serenity is quite God-given. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

That blaze of light, that kind of dancing golden dust, exposed the lamentable condition of the blackened ceiling, and of the walls half denuded of paper, all the more. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Willa Cather He didn’t see why the Chief Steward shouldn’t be exposed and dealt with like any other grafter. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Olaf Stapledon All exposed surfaces were very intensely illuminated. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

It was chancing death, since once out of our lashings we were as exposed as if on a raft. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Wilkie Collins She had already exposed herself to be thought of disrespectfully by her own maid, and it was hard to say what worse consequences might not happen after that. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Meredith The cause of Lady Fleetwood’s absence was exposed to her outraged lord, who had sent the man purely to protect her at this castle, where she insisted on staying. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Soon they were descending a steep woody path, on which the exposed roots of the trees formed steps through a small, round glade, which was choked up with coal and chips of wood caked with tar. Mother by Maksim Gorky

A loadstone loses some attractive virtue, and, as it were, pines away with age, if exposed too long to the open air instead of being laid in a case with filings or scales of iron. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Anthony Trollope But it was a cruel joke — cruel because it exposed her to so much ill-natured remark. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis With a shock of pain he could feel her lamenting that it was bad enough to be under the business strain all day, without being exposed to ogling in her house of glass. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens Enough to mention that I turned my glass partition to that account, and that a Life Assurance Office is at all times exposed to be practised upon by the most crafty and cruel of the human race. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens [1860]