Also ex·pos·i·tive [ik-spoz-i-tiv] /ɪkˈspɒz ɪ tɪv/.
Origin of expository
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Examples from the Web for expository
Talk should proceed by instances; by the apposite, not the expository.The Pocket R.L.S.
Robert Louis Stevenson
But the specialist temperament is often not a generalizing and expository temperament.First and Last Things
H. G. Wells
Expository writing is commonly divided into Definition and Analysis.
Interesting our expository writing must be; it must also be truthful.
That also was an expository sermon, as the best preaching so often is.A Year in Europe
Walter W. Moore
- of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory
Word Origin and History for expository
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.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper