Teased for their slowness, many become depressed and angry and act out.
So what and how he is able to “act out” and the magnitude of his less-than-stellar decisions is a whole different ballpark.
Ordinary regulations are often seen within the community as a tool for cops to act out anti-Semitic fantasies.
I played Cersei Lannister in an adult video parody version of it and was able to act out a fantasy of my own.
These are left to literature and film to imagine and explore—and to Mark Ruffalo to act out.
We want the nation to act out the principles it believes in.
Let's start in at the beginnin' 'n' act out the whole business.
It might be an excellent play to act out in the deep night, except that under the mask the divine name is reviled.
act out part of this story and let some one guess what it is.
A spirit sometimes finds himself as if on a stage, and the pressure of a powerful will bids him to act out his own character.
mid-15c., "to act upon or adjudicate" a legal case; 1590s in the theatrical sense, from Latin actus, past participle of agere (see act (n.)). To act up "be unruly" is from 1903. To act out "behave anti-socially" (1974) is from psychiatric sense of "expressing one's unconscious impulses or desires." Related: Acted; acting.
late 14c., "a thing done," from Old French acte "(official) document," and directly from Latin actus "a doing, a driving, impulse; a part in a play, act," and actum "a thing done," originally a legal term, both from agere "to do, set in motion, drive, urge, chase, stir up," from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move" (cf. Greek agein "to lead, guide, drive, carry off," agon "assembly, contest in the games," agogos "leader;" Sanskrit ajati "drives," ajirah "moving, active;" Old Norse aka "to drive;" Middle Irish ag "battle").
Theatrical ("part of a play," 1510s) and legislative (early 15c.) senses of the word also were in Latin. Meaning "display of exaggerated behavior" is from 1928. In the act "in the process" is from 1590s, perhaps originally from the 16c. sense of the act as "sexual intercourse." Act of God "uncontrollable natural force" recorded by 1726.
An act of God is an accident which arises from a cause which operates without interference or aid from man (1 Pars. on Cont. 635); the loss arising wherefrom cannot be guarded against by the ordinary exertions of human skill and prudence so as to prevent its effect. [William Wait, "General Principles of the Law," Albany, 1879]
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