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    Default After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Does the word "exposed" suit here? "After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies"

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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Does the word "exposed" suit here? "After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies"

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    "After his run away ..."
    I'm afraid this doesn't make sense.

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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "After his run away ..."
    I'm afraid this doesn't make sense.
    Oh, then my distionary is useless

    But what about "exposed"? "After his escape he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies"

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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Oh, then my dictionary is useless
    Which dictionary did that sentence come from?
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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Which dictionary did that sentence come from?
    Online dictionary multitran. Not sentence, but the word "run-away".

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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Online dictionary multitran. Not sentence, but the word "run-away".
    Online dictionaries which don't have a well-respected paper version are frequently not to be relied upon. I'm still a little confused though - did the sentence appear in the dictionary as an explanation for the word "runaway" (or "to run away"), or did you construct the sentence yourself?
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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Online dictionaries which don't have a well-respected paper version are frequently not to be relied upon. I'm still a little confused though - did the sentence appear in the dictionary as an explanation for the word "runaway" (or "to run away"), or did you construct the sentence yourself?
    I wrote that sentence myself. Why? Is it awful?

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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    I wrote that sentence myself. Why? Is it awful?
    It's not very natural. I can only assume that you meant that after the person ran away, there was more likelihood of his being attacked by his enemies using a sword or a knife.
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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's not very natural. I can only assume that you meant that after the person ran away, there was more likelihood of his being attacked by his enemies using a sword or a knife.
    Yes, this sentence has such meaning. You see, what I'm trying to do is to translate one historical text from Russian into English. It should be a little bit old-fashioned, with blades and daggers and so on. What makes it sound unnatural any way?

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    Default Re: After his run away he is exposed to all the blades of his enemies

    Well, for a start, we don't say "After his run away ...". It would be "After running away" or "After he ran away", or "Having run away".

    "A runaway" is a person who runs away/who has run away, it's not a noun for the action of running away.
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