Examples of exposition in a Sentence
- This is not an easy book, and the reader may find the layers of detail challenging. There are long expositions of the knotty tangles of monarchical lineage, and the necessary chronicle of historical events occasionally consumes the novel's narrative drive. —Lucy Lethbridge, Commonweal, 23 Oct. 2009
- He is masterly in absorbing information and masterful in organizing it—skeptical of fashion, clear in exposition, fluent in communication, unremittingly scholarly. —Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, New York Times Book Review, 11 June 2000
- Although they were invited to use an early X ray machine on display at the exposition, they turned down the offer, and they never found the bullet. —T. Burton Smith, American Heritage, September 1992
The subject requires some exposition.
a clear exposition of his ideas
Recent Examples of exposition from the Web
Kurt Johnstad’s screenplay is a jumble of tongue-twisting foreign names and clunky exposition interrupted by periodic outbursts of violence.
Richemont is also buying back the license to produce Chloe footwear -- a fast-growing category for luxury brands -- and renovating a five-story center in central Paris to house the brand’s showrooms as well as art expositions and events.
In showing us all this eerily mannered pandemonium, Nolan informs us of the film’s surreal stakes without doling out any wooden exposition.
There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition.
One version, disputed by hot dog historians, has it that a sausage-maker at a 1904 exposition in St. Louis began wrapping his hot sausages in bread after customers walked off with too many of his gloves.
And that’s about all the exposition Nolan supplies. Unseen enemy gunfire drives a panicked Tommy (newcomer Fionn Whitehead) to the beach, where several hundred thousand troops await rescue while the Luftwaffe strafes them.
An exposition in New Orleans in 1883 helped introduce the vine to the South, and by 1900, kudzu seeds were sold as an ornamental vine to shade porches and courtyards of Southern homes.
The site was Balboa Park, where buildings left over from a 1915 exposition were awaiting new uses.
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EXPOSITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exposition for English Language Learners
: the act of explaining something : clear explanation
: a public show or exhibition
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