Origin of expository
Examples from the Web for expository
Sir George Grey made a sensible speech, expository of the true condition of Canadian affairs.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
"Now, I'll tell you how it is," Sylv returned, assuming an expository manner.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
One or two points of an expository character will serve to introduce what else I have to say on these words.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
Such interrogatories and replies generate the expository syllogism.A Logic Of Facts|George Jacob Holyoake
The method is absolutely narrative and not at all expository,—entirely objective and concrete.Materials and Methods of Fiction|Clayton Hamilton
1620s, from Medieval Latin expositorius, from expositus, past participle of exponere (see expound). Earlier in English as a noun meaning "an expository treatise, commentary" (early 15c.).