open book


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open book

signified spreading of truth by text and doctrine. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 13]
See: Honesty
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Lucien having left, Danglars took his place on the sofa, closed the open book, and placing himself in a dreadfully dictatorial attitude, he began playing with the dog; but the animal, not liking him as well as Debray, and attempting to bite him, Danglars seized him by the skin of his neck and threw him upon a couch on the other side of the room.
Instead of looking up at us in her usual straightforward way, she sat close at the table, and kept her eyes fixed obstinately on an open book.
No longer was there a single jungle spoor but was an open book to the keen eyes of the lad, and those other indefinite spoor that elude the senses of civilized man and are only partially appreciable to his savage cousin came to be familiar friends of the eager boy.
The day was damp, and they were not going to walk out, so they both went up to their sitting-room; and there Celia observed that Dorothea, instead of settling down with her usual diligent interest to some occupation, simply leaned her elbow on an open book and looked out of the window at the great cedar silvered with the damp.
On the surface of the ground or through the swaying branches of the trees the spoor of man or beast was an open book to the ape-man, but even his acute senses were baffled by the spoorless trail of the airship.
The boy was sitting with his elbows on the table, and his head leaning on his hands, and before him an open book, on which his tears were falling fast.
She could not speak because of the music, and, though she held an open book in her hand, she could not read and watch simultaneously.
As we sat down to the table, it occurred to me that he liked to look at us, and that our faces were open books to him.
Alexandria, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina - September 3rd, 2019 - The Open Book Foundation announced book awards for Charlotte, NC in May 2019 with a 40,000-book award to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
"My life will literally be an 'Open Book' in August 2019 when my autobiography will be released.
Ayorinde said the decision was 'an open book' for other parties 'to plug into' after concluding their various meetings with their caucuses and stakeholders any moment from yesterday.
The image of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell touching a star over a large open book was picked as part of the finale to the Year of Young People, which asked youngsters to create symbols for 15 regions summing up their individual characteristics.