bare (one's) breast

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bare (one's) breast

1. To expose oneself in a vulnerable or unguarded position, especially to that which may cause harm or distress. I bare my breast to you, so do as you will. I am at your mercy! He bared his breast to the armed guards to show that he was not a threat.
2. To share with another person one's private emotions and thoughts, especially those that are emotionally troubling or make oneself vulnerable to the other person in some way. I bared my breast to Samantha and told her how much I loved her.
See also: bare, breast
References in classic literature ?
Half savage as the man showed, with no covering on his matted head, with his brown arms bare to between the elbow and the shoulder, with the loose knot of a looser kerchief lying low on his bare breast in a wilderness of beard and whisker, with such dress as he wore seeming to be made out of the mud that begrimed his boat, still there was a business-like usage in his steady gaze.
An honest, hard-working, but shiftless man plainly was John Field; and his wife, she too was brave to cook so many successive dinners in the recesses of that lofty stove; with round greasy face and bare breast, still thinking to improve her condition one day; with the never absent mop in one hand, and yet no effects of it visible anywhere.
At the doors of huts groups of women turned to look after him, warbling softly, and with gleaming eyes; armed men stood out of the way, submissive and erect; others approached from the side, bending their backs to address him humbly; an old woman stretched out a draped lean arm--"Blessings on thy head!" she cried from a dark doorway; a fiery-eyed man showed above the low fence of a plantain-patch a streaming face, a bare breast scarred in two places, and bellowed out pantingly after him, "God give victory to our master!" Karain walked fast, and with firm long strides; he answered greetings right and left by quick piercing glances.
He is also alleged to have sexually assaulted another woman the same night at the nearby Dusk Nightclub, by unzipping her top, putting his hand in, and touching her bare breast.
Two days later he allegedly groped the bare breast of a heavily sedated female patient while the woman was in bed.
Valls went on to glorify the bare breast of Marianne, a national symbol of the French Republic which stands for an allegory of liberty and reason.
Jackson, 34, admitted lifting model Chloe Goodman's dressing gown to expose her bare breast while the pair were alone in a bathroom.
In the picture she is sporting some scribbling on her bare breast alongside an unknown male but a big 'X' hides the model's nipples, the Mirror reported.
But when the figures made their appearance at the opening ceremony, American viewers saw only their upper torsos, as NBC--still spooked by Janet Jackson's "costume malfunction" at the Superbowl--didn't want to risk offending an American public that was still recovering from two seconds of bare breast. The fact that the highly stylized statues were made entirely of white plastic, right down to their genitals, didn't seem to matter.
They remind me of the weenies who do the same to National Geographic and the bare breast photos.
Asclepius was frequently represented standing, dressed in a long cloak, with bare breast; his usual attribute was a staff with a serpent coiled around it.
Her career has taken a nose-dive since her "wardrobe malfunction" at last year's Superbowl when she flashed her bare breast to a global audience during a duet with Justin Timberlake.
Referring to Tintoretto's The Origin of the Milky Way which is on display at the gallery, Mrs Gulati, 33, said yesterday: ``I thought it ironic because in another room there was a picture of a bare breast with milk squirting out of it called the Milky Way.
Referring to Tintoretto's The Origin of the Milky Way which is on display at the gallery, Mrs Gulati said: "I thought it ironic because in another room there was a picture of a bare breast with milk squirting out of it called the Milky Way."
Another painting in the gallery by Tintoretto, called Origin of The Milky Way, features milk spurting from a bare breast.