What makes August: Osage County unusual is its risky mash up of both: the acting Great teaming up with the Movie Star.
It went on to accuse the company itself of misleading the committee and acting to cover up the scandal.
It was like he was led by the Coen Brothers on an excavating trip to surface the most powerful of his acting muscles.
While she's meant to be acting for the sake of the neighbors, her words are actually truer than she dare admit in that moment.
Almost no one wants to think of themselves as acting wrong, as being the bad guy.
acting or no acting, the girl felt that she couldn't deny her again.
"I am quite sure we are acting as he would wish," said Beecot, decisively.
If she cared nothing for him, she was acting in a reprehensible manner.
“The Busy Bee” reported Archie, who was acting as signal-midshipman.
Let us go straight to the attraction, and not be acting contrary to the laws of nature.
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]
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.
a class act, clean up one's act, do the dutch, go into one's act, sister act