Phrases with "exposed"

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had been exposed to ruthless misery, his very craving for romance had been punished, his friends had deserted him — even Gloria had turned against him. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

On the outside, the granite, hard as it is, is much weathered, which, indeed, considering the exposed situation, is hardly to be wondered at. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

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

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

Anthony Hope The lamp shook and almost fell from her hand when she saw him; for the scarf had slid away, and his features were exposed to full view. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

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]

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]

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]

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

I could not guess why, but something whispered to me that my neglect had exposed me to some great danger. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

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]

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]

Alphonse Daudet I tell you, my poor Monsieur Tartarin, you have to keep your peepers jolly well skinned in this deuce of a country, or be exposed to very disagreeable things. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

When the handkerchief was drawn away it exposed what had been the throat. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

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]

But all Sir Philip’s talk had been so out of the reach of common-sense, that I rather expected to see him confounded by some egregious illusion than Margrave exposed to any well-grounded accusation. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

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

Walter Scott The basenet, or steel-cap, had no visor, and left exposed a broad countenance, with heavy and unpliable features, which announced the character of his temper and understanding. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

But nothing, as I had occasion constantly to remark in the course of the journey, removes colour so effectually as sand which is exposed to the shifting action of the wind. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

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

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

The crown of the head, however, offers a curious exception, for at all times it must have been one of the most exposed parts, yet it is thickly clothed with hair. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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]

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

Other species of ants again have no covered way, but travel exposed to view upon the surface of the earth. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Those that are exposed to sale at the markets, are always either guilty of some crime, or so entirely worthless, that they are of no use at all. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

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

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]

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]

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

George Gissing Here is exposed for sale an astounding variety of goods. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

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]

After this, the Spaniards, like all new settlers, hewed down the fine trees in this beautiful valley, both on plain and mountain, leaving the bare soil exposed to the vertical rays of the sun. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

She was trembling again, with the cold perhaps, for the wind had torn her heavy cloak from her shoulders, and had left her slender figure exposed to the blast. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jules Verne If they had not been exposed the breath would have frozen their coverings, and they would have been obliged to take them off with the help of an axe — an awkward way of undressing. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Victor Hugo A lover despised, mocked, grotesque, hideous, exposed to laughter on that pillory called a theatre, has for me an extraordinary attraction. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope There had, no doubt, been a certain degree of intimacy between them, but nothing which made it essential that the captain’s difficulties should be exposed to him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells It left her long and interesting neck exposed and gave a glimpse of her pretty shoulders. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Charles Stur Started at seven, the poor horses scarcely able to draw one leg after the other, the Roan having worn his hoof down the quick was exposed and raw, and he walked with difficulty. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Arthur Conan Doyle Glancing at her, Kate saw that her face was sharp-featured and cunning, with a loose lower lip which exposed a line of yellow teeth, and a chin which bristled with a tuft of long grey hairs. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

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]

The water which, an hour ago, had left exposed a long reef of black hummock-rocks, was now spread in one foam-flecked sheet over the ragged bottom of the rude staircase by which he had descended. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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]

One day a man suddenly refused to go to a certain post, which he said quite truly was exposed to enemy fire. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Margaret Oliphant She did not feel that it was quite right to leave him exposed to the wiles of this “designing woman;” but the widow’s own dignity was partly at stake. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Detached groups of horsemen are well in front — not altogether exposedmany 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

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

I only want to explain it, and get your advice, and any little assistance you can give me; and surely that is not unreasonable?’ ‘I have learned one secret, and am exposed to one danger. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D.H. Lawrence In the lamplight of the stage the little party read and smoked and practised, exposed to the empty darkness of the big room. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Edith Wharton He had left Turin without news of Vivaldi or Fulvia, and without having done anything to conjure the peril to which his rashness had exposed them. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

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]

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

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

Gustave Flauber The outgoing tide exposed star-fish and sea-urchins, and the children tried to catch the flakes of foam which the wind blew away. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

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

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

Look at the rash here!” and she exposed a generous expanse of chest for Larose’s uneasy inspection. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

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

Glacial scratches are seldom preserved on rock surfaces exposed to the action of the elements. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

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]

Tobias Smolle So that their thoughts were now employed in concerting a scheme for his future subsistence, that he might not be exposed by indigence to a relapse in point of morals. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

There was quite a sob in his voice, and the partial dropping into his mother tongue exposed the reality of the grief he was in. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

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

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]

Gravitation was reversed; the slowness and uncertainty of the movement exposed the earth’s own initiation of it. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Henry James This simplification of matters, however, was only momentary, for he soon perceived that to seem to have money, and to have it in fact, exposed a good-looking young man to peculiar liabilities. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Edith Wharton In these corrupt European societies what might a man not find himself exposed to? With some difficulty he executed a pinched smile. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

O’Shane took an oblong jewel-case out of his pocket and, opening it, exposed quite a good-sized gold and jewelled pendant in the shape of a star. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Anthony Trollope The fact is, that the workmen and the workwomen at Lowell are not exposed to the chances of an open labor market. North America by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Darrow caught the umbrella, lowered its inverted ribs, and looked up at the face it exposed to him. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Pizarro’s situation may be thought to have necessarily exposed him to party influences, and thus given an undue bias to his narrative. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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

James Hogg I say this, because I found that he had them concealed in the neighbourhood, and then took me again and again where I was fully exposed to their view, without being aware. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

In his curiosity he seemed to devour the pages, and each page, as we have said, either because of the dampness to which it had been exposed for so long or from some other cause, adhered to the next. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf My being only glitters when all its facets are exposed to many people. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Willa Cather In removing his hat, the Captain exposed a bald, flushed dome, thatched about the ears with yellowish gray hair. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

The district is bleak, the soil does not lie deep over granite that peers through the surface on exposed spots, where the furious gales from the ocean sweep the land. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

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]

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

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]

Ford Madox Ford It was like a nightmare game of bridge with all hands exposed and all the players ready to snatch pistols from their hip-pockets . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

After his dog's death the fisherman had abandoned the salt lagoon, leaving his rotting punt exposed on the dismal shore and his miserable nets shut up in the dark hut. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

He exposed her in a large iron cage, at a crossway in the forest of Bocca di Cilaccia, offering the key of this cage to every passer by who might be tempted by her beauty. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Away from the sanction of her pity, he felt himself exposed without defence. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Sinclair Lewis Martin was reading this article, trying to realize that it was actually exposed in a fabulous New York magazine, with a million circulation, when Pickerbaugh summoned him. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle From Star Point to Portland Roads there would be few nets for many weeks to come, and fish would swim the narrow seas which should have been heaped on Lyme Cobb or exposed for sale in Plymouth market. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

John Lewis Burckhard The Mezeine appeared to me much hardier than the other tribes, owing probably to their being exposed to greater privations in the more barren district which they inhabit. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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]

George Meredith I worked hard, I exposed my life, and all in vain. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley Si fractus illabatur orbis, Impavidum ferient ruinæ Horace. At last the day arrived, when, exposed to a public trial, Matilda was conducted to the tribunal of il consiglio di dieci. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Virginia Woolf But all the time she blamed them for having come on this expedition, for having ventured too far and exposed themselves. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Henry James She looked as sad as a woman could look whose face was not charged with expression; that is her tinted oval mask showed friction as an exposed surface shows it. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Henry Handel Richardson If any harm came to Ephie, he alone would be to blame for it; not Johanna, only he knew the frivolous temptations the young girl was exposed to. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He said his wares were exposed to view on counters running up and down the shop, and every day a goodly number of people came in to look over them, including women as well as men. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Anatole France Under any circumstances he is a dirty Jew, and never has the wheel as a brand of infamy been exposed on the vestments of a worse or more rabid miscreant. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

David Hume They are equally exposed to the same inconvenience; and the man who is inclined to be a bad neighbour, must be led by the same motives, well or ill understood, to be a bad citizen or subject. Of the Origin of Government by David Hume

Fresh props are put in to hold up the newly exposed roof, and during the next shift the conveyor belt is taken to pieces, moved five feet forward and re-assembled. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling The stranded boat, exposed even to her lower strakes, was as defenceless as a turtle on its back, without the advantage of the turtle’s plating. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

George Meredith But Clotilde had coughed in the damp morning air, and it would, he urged, be dangerous for her to be exposed to it. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

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

Andrew Lang It was sticky with being exposed to the hot sun, and with a very little effort it parted from the paper. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edgar Rice Burroughs The eye was gone, the nose, and all the flesh, so that his jaws and all his teeth were exposed and grinning through the horrible scar. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Edgar Rice Burroughs From the wind that blew about me I guessed that I must be upon some exposed peak of ridge. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

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

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

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

For you see, my Lord, your illustrious Lordship cannot be everywhere at once; and I remain here exposed . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

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]

Wilkie Collins If I had known what the law considered the crime to be, and how the law punished it, I should have taken proper care of myself, and have exposed him then and there. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Theodore Dreiser When I’m through, you’re through, and you’ll be exposed quicker than any one else. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arnold Bennett And instantly, when she inserted herself between the exposed face of the wardrobe and its door, she was precipitated into the most secret intimacy of her mother’s existence. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

James Joyce Stephen was glad to go with him on these errands for uncle Charles helped him very liberally to handfuls of whatever was exposed in open boxes and barrels outside the counter. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Jules Verne The land, though not situated far northward, is exposed to the full sweep of the Arctic cold. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

His former changes of party had exposed him, as he well knew, to suspicion. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Caroline Lamb He foresaw not the peril to which he exposed her: — he heeded not the rapid progress of her thoughts—the boundless views of an over-heated imagination. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

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]

The shrub-embroidered strand is now forlorn, its vegetation, uprooted and down-beaten, naked roots exposed to critical view. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

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

At the base of the east wall are four large earthenware vessels full of quicklime, into which heads which are afterward to be exposed on poles are cast, until the flesh has been destroyed. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Rudyard Kipling We took byways of which certain exposed heights and corners were lightly blinded by wind-brakes of dried tree-tops. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

With my master going one way and Rahm the other, whoever were hiding behind that line of rocks would soon in one direction or the other be exposed to the fire of their rifles. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

He laments the want of a police as he goes along, and when the wind begins to blow his nose and eyes are too often exposed to a cloud of very unsavoury dust. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Christianity has been most strongly opposed by men of influence, and converts have been exposed to persecution and loss. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

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]

Richard Burton Some of the women-ever the most obstinate on such occasions-refused to take money, and Omar was forced to the objectionable measure of turning them out of doors with exposed faces44 in full day. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Tobias Smolle The English are more than any other foreigners exposed to this imposition. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Edith Wharton She saw now the futility of such an attempt — the humiliation to which it might have exposed her . The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

I can’t tolerate a situation in which I am exposed any day to receive an order through him. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

He was Mr. Cookson, sir, who ran the fish shop downstairs and he was found out and exposed at the first meeting. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

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

We can’t stand the worry, worry, worry of little minds; and it is not for the good of mankind we should be exposed to it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet, speaking generally, I would say that an author was best served by being very carefully pruned before being exposed to the winds of time. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

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]

H. G. Wells I went into a place and was already ordering lunch, when it occurred to me that I could not eat unless I exposed my invisible face. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing Her pride, whenever irritated, showed itself in ways which exposed her to the ridicule of envious acquaintances. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

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]

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]

Andrew Lang The attendant in the Queen’s chapel was at the scene (a pure figment) of the corpse exposed under the dark lantern. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott He therefore sought London, the universal mart of talent, and where, as is usual in general marts of most descriptions, much more of each commodity is exposed to sale than can ever find purchasers. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Under a large root there seemed to be a cavity, and on examining closely something was exposed very much like long black hair. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Wishing then to obtain a better view of the country, I strolled over the nearest hills, and found the less exposed slopes well covered with trees. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Edward Jenner She was afterwards exposed to the action of variolous; matter, and completely resisted it. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

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

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

Jack London His wet feet froze the faster, and his exposed fingers numbed the faster, though they had not yet begun to freeze. Lost Face by Jack London

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]

Henry Adams Not harsh in manners or judgment, rather liberal and open-minded, they were still as a body the most formidable critics one would care to meet, in a long life exposed to criticism. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Willa Cather Anything left in that area would be exposed to the artillery fire later on. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Henry James It was in fact an exposed condition that the young man left him in long enough for him to feel its chilltill he saw fit, in a word, generously again to cover him. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Maria Edgeworth I have always been of opinion with St Evremond and Ninon de l’Enclos, that no female virtue can stand every species of test; fortunately it is not always exposed to trial. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

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]

Otherwise —” “Otherwise the whole association will be exposed to the danger of arrest,” said Mrs. Jarsell, lightly; “well, it sounds all very dreadful to a country lady as I am. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

He shows this by making the most valorous men, Achilles and Ajax, encamp in the most exposed spaces of the fleet, but Agamemnon and the rest in the middle. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Rudyard Kipling Then it seemed a thing intolerable and monstrous that she should be exposed not only to this risk, but any accident whatever of the streets. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

However, she was not long exposed to the searching gaze of the court and the trying embarrassments of her situation. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Her long hair swept across his face, her warm breath was on his cheek, her dress exposed her round, smooth shoulder. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

T. H. Huxley He merely covered the piece of meat with some very fine gauze, and then he exposed it to the same conditions. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Maria Edgeworth Often to escape from one false imputation she exposed herself to another more grievous. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

The weakness of his feet exposed him to such dreadful falls on these occasions, that at length (but with much difficulty) I persuaded him to let his servant sleep in the same room with himself. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

He exposed abuses in the conduct of the campaign—always on the best legal advice, he had much to say about inefficient generals, he appeared before the world as the soldiers’ friend. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Ford Madox Ford They insisted on wheat being sown on exposed moors where nothing but heather had a chance, and active moorland sheep being fattened in water-bottoms full of liver fluke. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

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]

Anthony Trollope If he had committed bigamy, it was, no doubt, for the public welfare that such a crime should be exposed and punished. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

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]

For three days we remained in the midst of the ocean, exposed to the burning rays of the sun, in a boat without water or provisions. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

These interiors thus exposed tighten me the heart. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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]

Then, shivering from having remained in a thin loose jacket, exposed to the fresh air at the window, she had thrown herself across the bed, drowsy, feverish, and her cheeks bathed in tears. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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]

Walter Scott If, which I cannot believe, there be any truth in what he pretends, you shall not be exposed alone to a communication of so extraordinary a nature. My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror by Walter Scott [1828]

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]

It exposed what was little short of a mania for imparting information. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

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]

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]

Niccolo Machiavelli On the other hand, they are exposed to blows from near and far because of being unarmed. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

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

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]

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

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]

The male, however, of the wild Gallus bankiva retains his neck-hackles for nine or ten months; and when these are cast off, the underlying black feathers on the neck are fully exposed to view. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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]

And this is the more to be lamented, as the poor are especially exposed to physical evils, and are more interested in removing them than any other class of the community. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

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]

Wilkie Collins In this position, I am exposed to slanders and insults. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Sinclair Lewis Honesty and courtesy in business are preferable to boorishness and exposed trickery, but this is not to be taken personally, since all persons in Gopher Prairie are known to be honest and courteous. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

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

Aaron struggled to close the door, desperately alarmed; it had been no part of his intention that Sybil also should be exposed to the powers that were abroad. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

George Gissing Egremont could have exposed this risk to you as well as any, yet he deliberately ignored it in his own case—no great novelty that. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jeremy Bentham Taking them then all together, the offences to which the condition of a parent is exposed will stand as follows: 1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

These unseasonable dozings exposed him to another danger. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

A love affair, or slight flirtation, with a lady of the name of Villiers,1 exposed him to the resentment of a Mr. Wilson, by whom he was challenged to fight a duel. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

They are thus exposed to early death during war, are often tempted into vice, and are prevented from marrying during the prime of life. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I’ll warrant no rarer or costlier garment was ever exposed to lead on a bleak winter hill. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Gissing No imbecile pretensions exposed them to the rebuke of a social satirist; no vulgarity tainted their familiar intercourse. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

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]

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]

Henry James Her innocence moved him to perfect consideration, and it seemed to him that if he shortly became her husband it would be exposed to a danger the less. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

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]

Would you like to see it?” And, lifting up a newspaper on the desk, he exposed to view a small revolver looking very much the worse for wear. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]