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
Intimations of dope addiction drive the compact plot, which resorts to some stiff exposition early on but careens toward a slam-bang ending.
Mamet treats these major developments as exposition.
There’s just not enough stuff to warrant a fourth film, and too much exposition to wrap up in two-and-a-half hours.
The first act is heavy on exposition and thus merely sporadically funny as the characters get introduced and relationships are outlined.
O’Farrell sometimes strays into too much exposition, and occasionally the cliche.
This was not, it should be stressed, the kind of exposition in which many young players drain away feeling through analysis.
Christopher Nolan dispenses with the exposition in favor of immersive aesthetics with Dunkirk, a dramatic account of the WWII evacuation of Dunkirk, France's beaches in 1941.
Character motivations still make no sense (Burnham, evil Georgiou is not subject to political asylum) and an entire intergalactic war is almost invisible to the audience, simply summed up in big, sweeping moments of exposition.
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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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