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  • n. Plural form of act.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the books of the Christian New Testament describing the activities of Christ's apostles after his death.

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

  • n. a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome


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  • The first are acts good in themselves, _as acts_, apart from any intention of the agent which may or may not have been directed towards {196} "right."

    On the Genesis of Species

  • Among other horrid acts Platina relates that he _rescinded the acts_ of Pope Formosus, compelled those whom he had ordained to be re-ordained, dragged his dead body from the sepulchre, beheaded him as though he were alive, and then threw him into the Tiber!

    The Revelation Explained

  • "The sole acts of variation, _i. e._, the only acts which rise above the limits of habits, and which we see performed in animals whose organization allows them to, are _acts of imitation_.

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work

  • "The truth is," adds the same writer, "that the greatest security of all against jealousy in a wife is to show, to _prove_ by your acts, by your words also, but more especially by your _acts_, that you prefer her to all the world; and I know of no act that is, in this respect, equal to spending in her company every moment of your leisure time.

    The Wedding Guest

  • It appears that the actual Towers will be referenced in the book, although fans have also speculated that the title acts as a reference to the Tower of Ghenjei and the Black Tower, both of which are expected to figure prominently in the novel.


  • The state-run SANA news agency says the foreign minister blamed "armed groups" for recent deaths and what he called acts of sabotage.

    Syrian Government Launches New Raids Ahead of Security Council Meeting

  • Between perception and judgment, there is a series of intermediate acts: the act of presentation, which has as content second order phenomena, the act of abstraction, and what he calls the acts of synthesis, whose specific contents are sets [Inbegriffe].

    On A Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • Police have meantime vowed to stamp out what it described as acts of terrorism after it listed eight cases of petrol bombing in the country which it blamed on the MDC.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The protesters denounce what they call acts of violence against immigrants by armed vigilantes, though there have been no documented instances of a Minuteman harming anyone.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2005

  • Now, the U.S. military also says they will not be deterred by what they call acts of intimidation, and want to continue the various projects they have begun to start rebuilding the country.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2003


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