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vulnerable
used in The Lords of Discipline

16 uses
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Definition
easily hurt or in need of help; or easily influenced or subject to temptation
  • He came to me only when I was limping and damaged and vulnerable, when all defenses were down.
    Chapter 4.41 (19% in)
  • As lovely a woman as I have ever seen, bred and nurtured like a gardenia, she has always seemed somehow odorless and sexless to me. yet viscerally seductive in the manner of Southern women, that taloned species who speak with restrained and self-effacing drawls, fill a room with elegance and vulnerability, move with the grace of wind-tilted cane, and rule their families with a secret pact of steel.
    Prologue (60% in)
  • Mothers, you will be especially vulnerable to this call.
    Chapter 1.7 (66% in)
  • No. I came here because I was and am appalled at the weakness and vulnerability of America.
    Chapter 1.7 (83% in)
  • I had disobeyed my own commandment; I was feeling naked, exposed, and vulnerable.
    Chapter 1.15 (15% in)
  • The boys selected to endure the most pressure of the system were always the most vulnerable and the least equipped to handle it.
    Chapter 2.17 (29% in)
  • It did not take them long to find my point of vulnerability.
    Chapter 2.19 (1% in)
  • Both of them found in my vulnerability an essential softness I lacked when my heels were clicking against the pavement just right and every word I uttered was a joke or the beginning of a joke.
    Chapter 3.22 (4% in)
  • Byrum was not a great coach, that I had decided long ago, but he was a humane one; and I learned more from his frailties, his terrors, and his flawed vulnerable humanity than I would have learned from a great coach's strength.
    Chapter 3.30 (33% in)
  • And his face, I would remember his face as he wiped the sweat from mine, transfigured with joy for me—his face vulnerable and febrile and anonymous—as he danced on the floor below me, as he tried to reach me, as he tried to be a part of the finest moment of my life.
    Chapter 3.30 (75% in)
  • His testimony had taken a fearful emotional toll, and I realized as I looked at him and awaited his answer that there still was a gentle frailty and vulnerability to Bobby Bentley that he would carry all his life.
    Chapter 4.35 (87% in)
  • I agree with you that the position of this room is vulnerable.
    Chapter 4.38 (90% in)
  • I feel vulnerable and I haven't evengone on any of your silly, childish forays against The Ten.
    Chapter 4.38 (90% in)
  • I asked, suddenly feeling both nervous and vulnerable.
    Chapter 4.39 (29% in)
  • They instantly perceived the vulnerability of our position and its maddening elements of uncertainty.
    Chapter 4.40 (15% in)
  • We had gathered in an indissoluble band around our endangered friend, and we touched him because it was the only form of speech or communication available, our only way of telling him that we were with him at the lowest and most vulnerable hours of his life.
    Chapter 4.41 (51% in)

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