VULNERABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VULNERABLE
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 a.  susceptible to wounds; capable of being wounded or hurt
Classic Sentence:
1  The touch of her hand, the moving softness of her look, thrilled a vulnerable fibre in Rosedale.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
2  He was quick to see vulnerable places in them all.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
3  They say the alligator, the rhinoceros, though enclosed in bullet-proof mail, have each a spot where they are vulnerable; and fierce, reckless, unbelieving reprobates, have commonly this point in superstitious dread.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  All vulnerable things must perish under the rolling and running of iron.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
5  In her womb and bowels she was flowing and alive now and vulnerable, and helpless in adoration of him as the most naive woman.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
6  If he was vulnerable he was mortal, and if we could wound him we could kill him.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
7  Well, you too have power over me, and may injure me: yet I dare not show you where I am vulnerable, lest, faithful and friendly as you are, you should transfix me at once.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
8  In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
9  They strike it cleverly in its vulnerable spot, in default of a cuirass, in its lack of logic; they attacked this revolution in its royalty.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
10  Poor thing, she too had some of the vulnerability of the wild hyacinths, she wasn't all tough rubber-goods and platinum, like the modern girl.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  You must try not to appear vulnerable.
2  Trust always can not stand test, appear so vulnerable.
3  The sudden resignation of the financial director put the company in a very vulnerable position.
4  In cases of food poisoning, young children are especially vulnerable.
5  People with high blood pressure are especially vulnerable to diabetes.
6  Babies are weak and vulnerable in the presence of huge shapes that they can only dimly perceive.
7  The modern nuclear family is a vulnerable and fragile institution.
8  The peculiarly disinterested institution of science develops only in special circumstances and remains constantly vulnerable.
9  The election defeat puts the party leader in a vulnerable position.
10  Old people are particularly vulnerable to the flu.
11  Old people are particularly vulnerable members of our society.
12  The local press is particularly vulnerable to predigested news.
13  We should protect the most vulnerable members of our society.
14  The potato is vulnerable to several pests.
15  Children are the most vulnerable members of society.