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na·ked·ness

gymnophobia.
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But in dreams, when she had no control over her thoughts, her position presented itself to her in all its hideous nakedness. Once dream haunted her almost every night.
By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show."
Nor was he any more ridiculous because of the soup-plate than was he ludicrous because of his nakedness. He was royal.
All our lives, we have seen our sister-women suffer, in themselves and in their children, poverty, nakedness, hunger, thirst, sickness, misery, oppression and neglect of all kinds?"
At the bottom of his little English heart beat the great desire to cover his nakedness with CLOTHES for he had learned from his picture books that all MEN were so covered, while MONKEYS and APES and every other living thing went naked.
Kindly callers hurt her, too, with the well-meant platitudes with which they strove to cover the nakedness of bereavement.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature.
And one day stories of pain and defiance will triumph over nakedness of violence.
Again, my simple reaction to the poem is about our environmental problems, as I had once written about, and how indeed, nature would weep about her nakedness, and be reborn, were we all to learn to respect the only planet, the only home that we have.
THE 29-year-old mason standing trial for allegedly setting alight an eleven year old boy in Bolgatanga for allegedly peeping at the nakedness of a woman in a bathroom last Friday, made his first appearance at the District Court in Bolgatanga.
'Covering a friend's nakedness caused my brother's death.