EXPOSITION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPOSITION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
Classic Sentence:
1  Mr. Bounderby being restrained by this mild suggestion, Mr. Gradgrind found an opening for his eminently practical exposition of the subject.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
2  Reference was at first made to the chaplain for an exposition of its contents.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
3  He was in the midst of his exposition when the door from the corridor opened slowly and without noise.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In II
4  I come to you, most worthy Constantine Thedorovitch, for instruction, and again for instruction, and beg of you to assuage my thirst with an exposition of the truth as it is.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
5  Everything seemed so simple and clear in Speranski's exposition that Prince Andrew involuntarily agreed with him about everything.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI
6  In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER II
7  From this exposition of the race issue in lynch law, the whole matter is explained by the well-known opposition growing out of slavery to the progress of the race.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In IV
8  Let us complete this exposition.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  We would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background.
2  The exposition was opened with a fanfare of trumpets and the firing of cannon.
3  The publishers claim that the book constitutes 'the first sequential exposition of events and thus of the history of the revolution'.
4  It purports to be an exposition of Catholic social teaching.