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  • n. Plural form of urgency.


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  • "We recognize the pressure, but we will always emphasize the long term when balancing the short-term urgencies," he said, while acknowledging that BP shareholders were facing a period of "uncertainty."

    BP Feels Shareholder Heat After String of Setbacks

  • Apparently, even when St. Vlad was ordering breakfast, muttering in his sleep, desultorily shifting the surface-clues in alphabet soup or gasping shamed urgencies in Vera's ear ... etc.

    Transforming Pencil Lead to Gold

  • It's very difficult to rise above the immediate urgencies that weigh each of us down and take a look at how things are up there, above the roof line.

    A Conversation with Kazuo Ishiguro about Never Let Me Go

  • At one time, we can handle up to 250 to 300 emergencies, if they come in - urgencies and emergencies.

    What Went on in Bahrain During the Night of March 16?

  • It is a gesture of artistic defiance to the urgencies of the age – which demanded of an artist as Russian as Turgenev to "lift the nation" – yet it remains an authentic attendance to those urgencies: the old order versus the new, which, for Turgenev, often meant fathers versus sons.

    Ivan Turgenev by Hisham Matar

  • We can't make strategically sound decisions if we're reacting to manufactured urgencies and implementing hypocritical useless and wasteful policies based on manufactured urgencies.

    An Ominous Story

  • These poems occupy a landscape at the very brink of its Apocalypse; lovers of Cormac McCarthy's prose will find much to admire in the dark urgencies of Levine's enigmatic yet eloquently stern verse.

    Seth Abramson: February 2012 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

  • Maybe that's true; it makes sense to me that when you have faced the urgencies of extreme poverty, lack of education, and unstable democracy, or you have partially won the battle against unemployment, then you have the time and the energy to adress urgent and important issues.

    Paula Escobar Chavarría: Chilean Indignados: I'm Proud of Our Young Generation

  • This history is written in our tissues and our bones, in our functions and our organs, in our brain cells and in our spirits, and in all sorts of physical and psychic atavistic urgencies and compulsions.

    Chapter 21

  • Pictographs could communicate such urgencies before the written word evolved; a penetration of the spirit world through a direct appeal to our subconscious, art being more like music than literature (which involves the reading and thinking).

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