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exposition
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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
  • Mr. Tulliver had listened to this exposition of Maggie's with petrifying wonder.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (29% in)
  • ...thrown out a hint to Mr. Deane and Mr. Glegg that she wouldn't mind going to speak to Wakem herself, they had said, "No, no, no," and "Pooh, pooh," and "Let Wakem alone," in the tone of men who were not likely to give a candid attention to a more definite exposition of her project; still less dared she mention the plan to Tom and Maggie, for "the children were always so against everything their mother said"; and Tom, she observed, was almost as much set against Wakem as his father was.
    3.7 — Book 3 Chapter 7 — How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (35% in)

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