Whether they vivisect painfully or painlessly, they are trying to find out whether the truth is there or not.
To do any great thing with the heart of another, you must vivisect your own, and this truth Theodora had to practise continually.
He is not allowed to try his germs and specifics upon them; he is not allowed to vivisect them.
To stand within the protection which her sex afforded and vivisect anew his tired soul?
The man who can vivisect an emotion, and lay bare a heart-beat in print, knows a subtle joy.