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 for Exposing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expose \Ex*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exposed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Exposing.] [F. exposer; pref. ex- (L. ex out)+poser to
     place. See Pose, v. t.]
     1. 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.
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              Those who seek truth only, freely expose their
              principles to the test, and are pleased to have them
              examined.                             --Locke.
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     2. 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.
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              Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak.
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     3. 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.
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              You only expose the follies of men, without
              arraigning their vices.               --Dryden.
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     4. 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.
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