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exposition
used in War and Peace

2 uses
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Definition
a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) on public display — typically shown for a limited time (such as six months)

or:

a detailed explanation or background of a specific topic
  • Everything seemed so simple and clear in Speranski's exposition that Prince Andrew involuntarily agreed with him about everything.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (20% in)
  • In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (76% in)

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