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Always be careful of back doors, is a maxim with me in all my exploits.

Where were Charlie Bryant, and those men who were concerned in his exploits?

No doubt a most interesting story—his own exploits in battle?

He then tried to renew his exploits with a boy older than himself.

Such were the exploits of Dercylidas: nine cities taken in eight days.

And they told their exploits in detail, and how bravely they had borne themselves, magnifying it all.

It was a nursery for privateersmen, and many are the exploits recorded of them.

Of these exploits Padre Corbelan himself was never known to talk.

"You 've heard of my exploits as a messenger, I suppose," said Tony, with a bitter laugh.

That's what came from listening to the tales of Mark's exploits with women.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.