exploited exploited  /ˈɛks ˌplɔ ɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) developed or used to greatest advantage
  2. (adj) of persons; taken advantage of

Usage(s):

  1. The plots were uniform: Lee makes a vow not to fight; people close to Lee are exploited and killed; Lee kills lots of people in retaliation; Lee turns himself in for punishment.
  2. Sebelius, 57, has deftly exploited that.
  3. The Japanese, who seized Formosa after their first war on China 50 years ago, ruthlessly exploited its land and people.

News

  1. 3 suspects arrested in modern slavery case

    A mentally disabled woman and child were "locked in rooms, forced to work all the time, threatened, beaten and injured, exploited, used as pawns to get drugs," a prosecutor says. FULL STORY
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. $1 Million from Google to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation Received by the National Center for Missing & Exploited ...

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® today announced it has received a $1 million grant from Google, Inc. (GOOG) that will help fund its fight to stop the sexual exploitation of children.In recent years law enforcement has seen a rise in these crimes and in the past 12 months, the National Center has received more than ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  3. Feds: NY, Va. 7-Eleven stores exploited immigrants

    Feds: NY, Va. 7-Eleven stores exploited immigrants Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:53 am, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores across Long Island and in Virginia were charged Monday with making tens of millions of dollars by ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "AIG exploited a huge gap in the regulatory system, there was no oversight of the financial products division," Mr. Bernanke said. "This was a hedge fund basically that was attached to a large and stable insurance company."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Globe and Mail

  2. The Obama ads, which made reference to the Stonewall riots of 1969, said in part: "Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans."
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Editor & Publisher

  3. "As we have seen, there is now significant danger of such a provision being exploited by politically-motivated organizations or individuals who set out only to grab headlines knowing their case has no realistic chance of a successful...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Gordon Brown Source: Trend News Agency

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