So why, Eric Alterman asks, are the Democrats acting so timid?
It went on to accuse the company itself of misleading the committee and acting to cover up the scandal.
What does it take to presume that someone is acting in good faith?
Currently acting CEO of TV company Ten Network Holdings, he has seen the company share price drop 40 percent since he took over.
The fact that many have sounded similar themes does not mean that they are acting together as a mob.
acting or no acting, the girl felt that she couldn't deny her again.
Stephen, moreover, always shrank from his uncle when acting professionally.
If she cared nothing for him, she was acting in a reprehensible manner.
But are you quite certain that you are acting wisely, Miss Ward?
Let us go straight to the attraction, and not be acting contrary to the laws of nature.
late 14c., "a thing done," from Old French acte "(official) document," and directly from Latin actus "a doing, a driving, impulse; a part in a play, act," and actum "a thing done," originally a legal term, both from agere "to do, set in motion, drive, urge, chase, stir up," from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move" (cf. Greek agein "to lead, guide, drive, carry off," agon "assembly, contest in the games," agogos "leader;" Sanskrit ajati "drives," ajirah "moving, active;" Old Norse aka "to drive;" Middle Irish ag "battle").
Theatrical ("part of a play," 1510s) and legislative (early 15c.) senses of the word also were in Latin. Meaning "display of exaggerated behavior" is from 1928. In the act "in the process" is from 1590s, perhaps originally from the 16c. sense of the act as "sexual intercourse." Act of God "uncontrollable natural force" recorded by 1726.
An act of God is an accident which arises from a cause which operates without interference or aid from man (1 Pars. on Cont. 635); the loss arising wherefrom cannot be guarded against by the ordinary exertions of human skill and prudence so as to prevent its effect. [William Wait, "General Principles of the Law," Albany, 1879]
mid-15c., "to act upon or adjudicate" a legal case; 1590s in the theatrical sense, from Latin actus, past participle of agere (see act (n.)). To act up "be unruly" is from 1903. To act out "behave anti-socially" (1974) is from psychiatric sense of "expressing one's unconscious impulses or desires." Related: Acted; acting.