Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of perform.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Doing; executing; accomplishing.
  • Trained to perform tricks or play a part: as, performing dogs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the performance of a part or role in a drama

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "The term 'performing inconsistently' is a more accurate reflection of the school's situation and clearly flags that while some aspects of the school's provision may be good or better, improvement is needed in others."

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • BERLIN -- Dutch-born entertainer Johannes Heesters, who made his name performing in Adolf Hitler's Germany and was dogged later in his long career by controversy over his Nazi-era past, died Saturday, his agent said.

    Johannes Heesters Dead: Nazi-Era Performer Dies At 108

  • For a star who has made his name performing in CGI-filled blockbusters, it was a big adjustment: Instead of acting opposite green screens and simulating...

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  • For a star who has made his name performing in CGI-filled blockbusters, it was a big adjustment: Instead of acting opposite green screens and simulating adventures inside big warehouse studios, Sam Worthington was standing 25 stories above 45th Street in Manhattan, balancing on a concrete slab atop the Roosevelt Hotel.

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  • For a star who has made his name performing in CGI-filled blockbusters, it was a big adjustment: Instead of acting opposite green screens and simulating adventures inside big warehouse studios, Sam Wo...

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  • In my last post, I introduced you to Prime Sport which I defined as performing at a consistently high level under the most challenging conditions.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Prime Sport Alert! -- The Winning Attitude

  • Amos Winter, a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, along with a team of undergraduates and international design collaborators, has designed such a device, which he describes as performing like a combination of a desk chair and a mountain bike - "something you can comfortably sit in all day and maneuver around the office, but also use to efficiently commute to and from work."

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • A song that can be gentle this time had an underlying fierceness to it that was quite moving, not to mention the pleasure they took in performing together.

    Michael Giltz: Music: Richard Thompson at Town Hall

  • She started performing from the dressing - the basement, in the dark.

    Celia Cruz: The Voice From Havana

  • By 6, the Miami native was in performing-arts school, practicing his dance moves in the great tradition of Michael Jackson.

    On the verge: Future star Jason Derulo tips his hat to the past

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  • My adjectival use: 'They have courses in the performing arts.'

    August 23, 2011