Now Franken is poised to become that rare politician whose very existence is a wedge issue to be exploited.
How far have we come from 2004, when Rove exploited this issue to boost turnout for George W. Bush.
Previous players had exploited gaps in the rules to thwart all movement toward the camps.
He exploited a physique that most would try desperately to diminish.
The wider the area that can be exploited with each well, the more economically viable the technology will be.
The burying beetles were of those who exploited the bodies of the fallen.
He had specimens of Lasius niger who exploited a flock of Coleoptera.
For the same reason it may be exploited by a dominant class in their own interest.
Not one half of the businesses which should be exploited are appearing in the newspapers.
For fifteen years Jansoulet had exploited the former Bey in a scandalous fashion.
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.
c.1400 espleiten, esploiten "to accomplish, achieve, fulfill," from Old French esploitier, espleiter, from esploit (see exploit (n.)).
The sense of "use selfishly" first recorded 1838, from French, perhaps extended from use of the word with reference to mines, etc. (cf. exploitation). Related: Exploited; exploiting. As an adjective form, exploitative (1882) is from French; exploitive (by 1859) appears to be a native formation.