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ex·pose

(eks-pōz'),
To perform or undergo exposure.
[O. Fr. exposer, fr. L. ex-pono, pp. ex-positum, to set out, expose]

expose

1. To open, as in surgically opening the abdominal cavity.
2. To cause someone or something to lack heat or shelter.
3. To place in contact with an infected person or agent.
4. To display one's genitals publicly, esp. when members of the opposite sex are present.
5. To deliver an amount of radiation.

ex·pose

(eks-pōz')
To perform or undergo exposure.
[O. Fr. exposer, fr. L. ex-pono, pp. ex-positum, to set out, expose]
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The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation, made sensible impressions on my heart.
A delighted smile exposed the girl's white teeth, and she said:
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
Hannah was so satisfied with her own unexpectedly radiant prospects that she hardly realized her mother's anxieties; for there are natures which flourish, in adversity, and deteriorate when exposed to sudden prosperity.
They must not do less than others, or she should be exposed to odious suspicions, and imagined capable of pitiful resentment.
She gave her an answer which marked her contempt, and instantly left the room, resolving that, whatever might be the inconvenience or expense of so sudden a removal, her beloved Elinor should not be exposed another week to such insinuations.
At the close of the afternoon service we returned by an exposed and hilly road, where the bitter winter wind, blowing over a range of snowy summits to the north, almost flayed the skin from our faces.
Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather.
His marriage has exposed him to consequences which a man of ten times his courage could not face without shrinking.
Any knight breaking the rules of the tournament, or otherwise transgressing the rules of honourable chivalry, was liable to be stript of his arms, and, having his shield reversed to be placed in that posture astride upon the bars of the palisade, and exposed to public derision, in punishment of his unknightly conduct.
We were, however, notwithstanding the assurances given us by the emperor, sufficiently apprised of the danger which we were exposed to in this expedition, whether we went by sea or land.
To this arms make answer that without them laws cannot be maintained, for by arms states are defended, kingdoms preserved, cities protected, roads made safe, seas cleared of pirates; and, in short, if it were not for them, states, kingdoms, monarchies, cities, ways by sea and land would be exposed to the violence and confusion which war brings with it, so long as it lasts and is free to make use of its privileges and powers.