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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]
References in classic literature ?
Darcy only smiled; and the general pause which ensued made Elizabeth tremble lest her mother should be exposing herself again.
The bedclothes were thrown back, exposing the king's bed linen, which was so worn that here and there holes could be seen.
As if anxious to remain unperceived amongst their overtopping sisters, two or three "finished" ships floated low, with an air of straining at the leash of their level headfasts, exposing to view their cleared decks and covered hatches, prepared to drop stern first out of the labouring ranks, displaying the true comeliness of form which only her proper sea-trim gives to a ship.
I now proposed to Toby that instead of rambling about the island, exposing ourselves to discovery at every turn, we should select some place as our fixed abode for as long a period as our food should hold out, build ourselves a comfortable hut, and be as prudent and circumspect as possible.
Was it not ill-nature, selfishness, and a fear of exposing herself?
I asked you if the sum was so large as to warrant your exposing yourself thus.
Was he to sit there another half hour for the sake of exposing the Bellegardes?
Blunt had unbuttoned his shabby jacket, exposing a lot of starched shirt-front with the white tie under his dark shaved chin.
Anne longed for the power of representing to them all what they were about, and of pointing out some of the evils they were exposing themselves to.
What about exposing a fraud--a modern Munchausen--and making him rideeculous?
This was the organization which I deduced, Watson, and which I devoted my whole energy to exposing and breaking up.
Imagine, if you can, a huge grizzly with ten legs armed with mighty talons and an enormous froglike mouth splitting his head from ear to ear, exposing three rows of long, white tusks.