exposure


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exposure

noun danger, discovery, exposé, exposition, hazard, jeopardy, laying open, liability, manifestation, openness, perceptibility, peril, presentation, publication, publicity, revelation, risk, susceptibility, susceptivity, unfolding, unmasking, visibility, vulnerability
Associated concepts: exposure to asbestos, exposure to toxic chemical, insurance coverage and exposure
See also: admission, bad repute, detection, disclosure, discovery, expression, impeachment, manifestation, publicity, risk
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All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.
The effect of the discovery on the unhappy boy -- for a boy in disposition he still was -- may be judged by the event which followed the exposure.
My face, neck, and hands, from unaccustomed exposure to the air and sun, were burnt to a berry-brown.
That he was a muscular man, strong on his legs, and that he was browned and hardened by exposure to weather.
Hidden nooks and corners, unused to observation, suddenly gleam and blush in effulgent exposure,--like lovers whom the unexpected turning on of a light has revealed kissing in the dark,--and are as suddenly, unlike the lovers, left in their native shade again.
High features, naturally strong and powerfully expressive, had been burnt almost into Negro blackness by constant exposure to the tropical sun, and might, in their ordinary state, be said to slumber after the storm of passion had passed away; but the projection of the veins of the forehead, the readiness with which the upper lip and its thick black moustaches quivered upon the slightest emotion, plainly intimated that the tempest might be again and easily awakened.
You know that these have to be manufactured by artificial light, as exposure to sunlight always results in an explosion.
And with exposure came a toughening and hardening of his smooth, white skin, browning now beneath the sun and wind.
Naseby told me in a note that he had sent his letter to three other journals, and in fact threatened me with what he called exposure if I kept it back from mine.
I was filled with anxiety about Lucy, not only for her health, lest she should suffer from the exposure, but for her reputation in case the story should get wind.
I was still weak, you must remember, from my exposure in the boat; I was empty and very faint, or I should have had more heart.
We would race across the kitchen in a grotesque way between eagerness and the dread of making a noise, and strike each other, and thrust add kick, within a few inches of exposure.