(?;135), n. [From Expose.] 1. The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or setting out to reprobation or contempt.
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The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the practices of that vile tribe.
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2. The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect, especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to cold, to inconvenience.
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When we have our naked frailties hid,
That suffer in exposure.
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3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc. "Under a southern exposure." Evelyn.
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The best exposure of the two for woodcocks.
Sir. W. Scott.
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4. (Photog.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light.
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