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It consists in locating and exploiting the organ that one is a dupe with.

We are not exploiting our own special characteristics, mobility and sea power!

The upper self is rabidly engaged in exploiting the lower self.

These men are surely not to be accused of exploiting my story.

Why this excess of intelligence, used mainly for the exploiting of folly?

Their function is to "make money" by exploiting nature and men.

We go on exploiting that talent year after year, as I have done.

And the surmised answer was: By exploiting these stolen labourers.

As he spoke, he thought of the best means of exploiting his victory.

The exploiting of the red quebracho did not begin until about 1850.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "outcome of an action," from Old French esploit (12c.), a very common word, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from Latin explicitum "a thing settled, ended, displayed," neuter of explicitus, past participle of explicare "unfold" (see explicit).

Meaning "feat, achievement" is c.1400. Sense evolution is from "unfolding" to "bringing out" to "having advantage" to "achievement." Related: Exploits.

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