The advocates for the stage have, in all ages, made this the great argument to persuade people that their plays are useful, and that they ought to be allowed in the most civilised and in the most religious government; namely, that they are applied to virtuous purposes, and that by the most lively representations, they fail not to recommend virtue and generous principles, and to discourage and expose
all sorts of vice and corruption of manners; and were it true that they did so, and that they constantly adhered to that rule, as the test of their acting on the theatre, much might be said in their favour.
The Russians, on the contrary, ought according to tactics to have attacked in mass, but in fact they split up into small units, because their spirit had so risen that separate individuals, without orders, dealt blows at the French without needing any compulsion to induce them to expose
themselves to hardships and dangers.
Less figuratively speaking, he came up into the printing-office to expose
from the book the nefarious plagiarism of an editor in a neighboring city, who had adapted with the change of names and a word or two here and there, whole passages from the essay on Barere, to the denunciation of a brother editor.
She echoed the maledictions that the occupants of the gallery showered on this individual when his lines compelled him to expose
his extreme selfishness.
Removing this hatch we expose
the great try-pots, two in number, and each of several barrels' capacity.
We must expose
our property and liberty to the mercy of foreign invaders, and invite them by our weakness to seize the naked and defenseless prey, because we are afraid that rulers, created by our choice, dependent on our will, might endanger that liberty, by an abuse of the means necessary to its preservation.
Doucement--doucement, ma bonne," interrupted the other, observing that the woman was about to exhibit me on the open Boulevards, an expose
for which he had no longings, "you can bring it to my lodgings--"
But is the sum worth the trouble to which you expose
But Achmet Zek was no fool to expose
himself to the blackened honor of a thief and a murderer.