exigent state or character; urgency.
Usually exigencies . the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.: the exigencies of city life.
a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency: He promised help in any exigency.
- Also ex·i·gence .
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How to use exigency in a sentence
Not that he belittled the exigence of Truth; he did but insist on a proper separation.American Sketches | Charles Whibley
The monarch, always distant and often deceived, was incapable of yielding or persisting, according to the exigence of the moment.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
These must be applied according to the exigence of the case: one is just as good as another of them.
Their consultation was but momentary; for the door of escape which thus opened was as unexpected as the exigence was threatening.Red Gauntlet | Sir Walter Scott
But if any unexpected exigence should press me, you shall see, dear Sir, how cheerfully I can be obliged to so much liberality.Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6) | Boswell
British Dictionary definitions for exigency
the state of being exigent; urgency
(often plural) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
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