• At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
    At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v expose abandon by leaving out in the open air "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother","After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
    • v expose expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
    • v expose make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold","The actress won't reveal how old she is","bring out the truth","he broke the news to her","unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
    • v expose put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    • v expose remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body "uncover your belly","The man exposed himself in the subway"
    • v expose expose or make accessible to some action or influence "Expose your students to art","expose the blanket to sunshine"
    • v expose expose to light, of photographic film
    • v expose disclose to view as by removing a cover "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
    • v expose to show, make visible or apparent "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month","Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?","National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
    • n expose the exposure of an impostor or a fraud "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations
    • n Exposé A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
    • Expose To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor. "You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices."
    • Expose To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
    • Expose To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat. "Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel."
    • Expose To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection. "Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye
    • expose To place or set forth so as to be seen or known; lay open to view; lay bare; uncover; reveal: as, to expose a thing to the light; to expose a secret.
    • expose To place on view; exhibit; show: as, to expose goods for sale.
    • expose To present to the action or influence of something: as, in photography, to expose a sensitized plate to the action of the actinic rays of light.
    • expose To place or leave in an unprotected place or state; specifically, to abandon to chance in an open or unprotected place: as, among the ancient Greeks it was not uncommon for parents to expose their children.
    • expose To place in the way, as of something which it would be better to avoid; subject, as to some risk; make liable: as, vanity exposes a person to ridicule; the movement exposed him to the danger of a raking fire in his flanks.
    • expose To make known the actions or character of; reveal the secret or secrets of; lay open to comment, ridicule, reprehension, or the like, by some revelation: as, to expose a hypocrite or a rogue; to expose an impostor.
    • expose To expound, as a theory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light
    • v.t Expose eks-pōz′ to lay forth to view: to deprive of cover, protection, or shelter: to make bare: to abandon (an infant): to explain: to make liable to: to disclose: to show up
    • ns Expose (eks-pō-zā′) an exposing: a shameful showing up: a formal recital or exposition
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.”
  • George Orwell
    “Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.”
  • Herodotus
    “Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.”
  • Aristotle
    “Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. exposer,; pref. ex-,L. ex, out)+poser, to place. See Pose (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. exposer—L. exponĕre, to expose.


In literature:

The fiercer the thunderstorm, the greater peril to the central figure who stands out above the rest exposed to it.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
Exposed to the tyranny of the Muscovite autocrats, they hailed with joy the elevation of the Romanoff family to the throne.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Oven in Pescado exposing stones of masonry 166 57.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
The object of this novel is to expose what the authoress considered to be the evils of the factory system.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Mauser (.275); small amount of core exposed.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
We objected, fearing that she might be exposed to danger.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The tide had, meantime, been going out, and here and there where the rocks were exposed we caught sight of shell-fish.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
It takes from two to six days to develop scarlet fever from the time the child is exposed to it.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
And as the shark, turning on his back, exposed the white of his belly, they both fired.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was like a little Gibraltar, and any vessel anchored off the islet would inevitably be exposed to the fire of this aerial battery.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)

In poetry:

Slav'ry has been pronounc'd unfit
To be supported or caress'd!
Our thanks we tender unto thee — Welcome thy "Cabin" and thy "Key,"
Exposing sin and slavery!
"An Acrostic, H. B. S." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Slim youth on the bathing beach,
Nonchalantly exposing your beauty
To the watery gaze of drowned females,
How little they dream
That you belong
Wholly to me, A slim youth!
"Narcissus" by Benjamin Musser
Your mean attire and scanty fare
Are, doubtless, springs of bitter care,
Expose you blushing, trembling, bare,
To haughty scorn;
Yet murmur not in black despair,
Nor weep forlorn.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
When once he opes his books, he'll rive
The heart of ev'ry man alive;
And all their faults expose to open view,
And for each deed deserving blame,
And make injustice his vast fortune rue.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
"Somehow or other, in a manger,
A child exposed to every danger Was found, as if 't was sleeping: The girl she swears that she's a maid,
So says the man, but I'm afraid
On me will fall the keeping:
"A Commentary On The Eastern Wise Men, Travelling To Bethlehem, Guided" by Thomas Paine
Here,—say they,—terrors on the bad alight,
And joys to greet the virtuous spring.
The bosom's windings thou'lt expose to sight,
Riddle of Providence wilt solve aright,
And reckon with the suffering!
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Food 4 Thought- Blood drippings exposed in seafood restaurant fridge.
Two Californians contracted the rare hanta virus, possibly after being exposed to mouse droppings or urine while vacationing at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park.
Exposing the 'Locksmith Hustle' overcharging tactic Click for Preview.
The American public is getting more exposed to duvets , so they need companies that will manufacture them f...
The first thoroughly monitored tests of the effect on fish exposed to bursts fired from powerful air guns began Sept 10 on Lake Sakakawea.
Fewer restrictions could expose them to more risk.
Children whose mothers were exposed to a common household chemical while pregnant were found to have an increased risk of developing eczema .
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Exposes Nipple on German GQ.
He said that without data encryption , executives could have business plans or designs pilfered, while journalists' lists of contacts could be exposed, putting sources at risk.
Enslavement of South Sea islanders exposed in Oz.
A jury found 23-year-old Abel Jump guilty of child enticement , exposing himself to an underaged girl, and bail jumping.
Darrel Vandeveld exposed the injustices of the military commissions at Guantanamo.
SALT LAKE CITY — Decades after Mark Hofmann pleaded guilty to murder and the Mormom documents he had pitched as historic were exposed as forgeries, an audiotape has surfaced that gives a glimpse of the swindler at work.
Kptm.com Try Electronic Cigarette For Free And Quit Smoking: Non-Smokers Exposed To Second Hand Smoke 20 Percent More Forgetful .
Still, I am pretty sure we can all agree gardeners should not be exposing themselves to known toxins.

In science:

At such small distance from the colliding beams, the pixel detectors will be exposed to a significant level of irradiation.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation
For that reason the children are never directly exposed to the strategic program.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The sort any is exposed to the strategic programmer in the sense that generic strategies are known to operate on terms of sort any.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Exposing Profiles to Build Trust in a Recommender.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Sub ject Gateway A sub ject gateway could help build a topic-specific service by harvesting records and then exposing them by sub ject criteria.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments