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  • n. Plural form of exigency.


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  • Short-term exigencies ruled as policy makers invoked familiar economic incantations: "there is no alternative" or "the alternatives are worse." - Top Stories

  • The new pay cap for some of America's top bankers is rooted in the short-term exigencies of a government bailout, but it also may signal a turning point that affects executive pay for years to come.

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  • So I hide behind certain exigencies of the household and my desire to secure my husband’s happiness.

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  • Screw the native born stuff — given the right set of exigencies, that is one quick SCOTUS decision away from irrelevance?

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  • Given factors like the short-term exigencies of reelection, what do you think offers our best chance of bringing that about?

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  • 'Only, I suppose, of what are called the exigencies of business.

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  • Here is the _valuable_ revenue of the Company, _which is to supply them in their exigencies, which is to come from sources which otherwise never would have yielded it_, -- which, though small in proportion to the other revenue, yet is a diamond, something that by its value makes amends for its want of bulk, -- falling short by 40,000_l. _ out of 95,000_l.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 10 (of 12)

  • Jacob Dolan, sheriff in and for Garrison County for four years, beginning with 1873, remembered the summer of 1875 to his dying day, as the year when he tore his blue soldier coat, and for twenty-five years, after the fight in which the coat was torn, Dolan never put it on for a funeral or a state occasion, that he did not smooth out the seam that Nellie Logan McHurdie made in mending the rent place, and recall the exigencies of the public service which made it necessary to tear one's clothes to keep the peace.

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  • I have a .22 for varmints, a 12 gauge for hunting and a .45 for "exigencies".

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  • Maybe the present situation (s?) may make an excellent time for the courts to say "enough's enough" and rein in the executive usurpation of a sometimes-more-than-willingly-delegated war powers, and perhaps a closer look at whether in fact the "exigencies" cited for a need for the executive to engage in precipiate action w/o Congressional action really make sense.



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    March 25, 2012

  • Their own careers being at the most dilettante affairs, they were free from such exigencies themselves.

    -- ''Yashima, or, The Gorgeous West'' by R T Sherwood, 1931.

    December 24, 2008