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
I think we handled it as well as we could have, given the exigencies of production.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Better just to take him out now and not have to worry about such exigencies.
Not a country, but a house in London, where the exigencies of living together creates its own brand of tension?
But the exigencies of making ends meet prompted him to make some questionable financial decisions.
The exigencies of the political calendar have a tendency to wreck even the best-laid plans.
After all, here was a babe equipped to face the exigencies of a censorious world; in looks and apparel a credit to any father.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
He lived from hand to mouth; struggled every hour to meet the exigencies of the hour that followed.
Special contrivances, wonderful in their operation, were invented to meet exigencies and emergencies.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Other remedies had been suggested, but his lordship thought that they were not sufficient to meet the exigencies of the case.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Are we prairie-hunters and wood-rangers obliged to obey all the paltry exigencies of cities?The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for exigency
the state of being exigent; urgency
(often plural) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
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