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Word: exposure

Definition: risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption


Sentences Containing 'exposure'

Regard for my sister's credit and feelings prevented any public exposure; but I wrote to Mr. Wickham, who left the place immediately, and Mrs. Younge was of course removed from her charge.
Exposure to air and warmth brings about changes in dough as well as in fruit juices, and alters the character of the dough and the bread made from it.
The companionway was of a dry sandy character, and would have been well suited for grapes, with a southern exposure and a little subsoiling.
``No; it is not you who have directly made this exposure and brought this sorrow on us, but you hypocritically provoked it.''
When, the day after the arrival of this answer, your father came by the advice of Monte Cristo to ask my daughter's hand for you, I decidedly refused him, but without any explanation or exposure.
Every hybridizer knows how unfavourable exposure to wet is to the fertilisation of a flower, yet what a multitude of flowers have their anthers and stigmas fully exposed to the weather!
If an occasional cross be indispensable, notwithstanding that the plant's own anthers and pistil stand so near each other as almost to ensure self-fertilisation, the fullest freedom for the entrance of pollen from another individual will explain the above state of exposure of the organs.
Morren found in several species of Oxalis that the leaves and their foot-stalks moved, especially after exposure to a hot sun, when they were gently and repeatedly touched, or when the plant was shaken.
My face, neck, and hands, from unaccustomed exposure to the air and sun, were burnt to a berry-brown.
Then suddenly realising the exposure, he broke into a scream and threw himself down with his face to the pillow.
"Last week he hurled the local blacksmith over a parapet into a stream, and it was only by paying over all the money which I could gather together that I was able to avert another public exposure.
"As long as she was on the scene he could not take any action without a horrible exposure of the woman whom he loved.
'Mama is blameless,' she went on, 'of having ever urged you for herself, and she is blameless in intention every way, I am sure,--but when I saw how many importunate claims were pressed upon you in my name; how you were traded on in my name; how generous you were, and how Mr. Wickfield, who had your welfare very much at heart, resented it; the first sense of my exposure to the mean suspicion that my tenderness was bought--and sold to you, of all men on earth--fell upon me like unmerited disgrace, in which I forced you to participate.
I was seriously affected, without knowing how much, by late events; and my long exposure to the fierce wind had confused me.
After the severest exposure, part of the crew reached the land in their boats.
Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the first thin delicate ice is just forming in water.

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