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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of enact.


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  • Dibdin enacts in his inspections of high-society libraries.

    "Wedded to Books': Bibliomania and the Romantic Essayists

  • Paragraph 20 of this document in very concise terms enacts that no one is to publish "libros vel libellos precum" (prayer-books or booklets) as well as works of devotion or religious instruction etc., even though they may seem calculated to foster piety, "without the permission of lawful authority", a somewhat vague phrase which is generally interpreted to mean without the imprimatur of the ordinary:

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It re-enacts the irresistable impulses and the skewed perspective the narrator's altered mental state is producing, just as the narrator himself re-enacts events that make him feel more at ease in his transformed world, that give him a sense of belonging in an environment that has otherwise become unacceptably alien.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • Burrows enacts their fate in ballet mime, a Morris dance and an old cockney song.

    Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion - review

  • Art in its specific sense enacts more deliberately and fully the conditions that effect this unity.

    John Dewey's *Art as Experience*

  • This seems extreme, and the Elders of Sodom are not terribly keen on draconian legislation that enacts such sweeping moral dicta.

    An Open Letter to the Usual Suspects

  • Murdoch re-enacts a scene of a man overwhelmed by the particular kind of embarrassment inspired by a beautiful woman.

    Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

  • Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

    Bill C-398 ‘necessary and timely’: Charlie Angus

  • Now, as she prepares for a new show in which she enacts her own funeral, the 63-year-old reveals why "Freud would have had a field day" with her

    Interview: Marina Abramovic

  • As it enacts a glory we desire, a power we thrill to imagine -- even if our basic wish is only to see it as spectacle -- the narrative takes a modality of "must/should happen."

    On the Sublime


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