(of an animal) trained to perform tricks before an audience, as in a circus
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How to use performing in a sentence
We might even see data that suggest the program is performing efficiently.
This story was used by some third-century North African Christians to justify the practice of women performing baptisms.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots | Candida Moss | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pair had argued, and the assistant ceased performing this most onerous of duties.
The circus is now performing 18 shows around the world, with eight performances in Las Vegas alone each night.
She attended a multicultural performing arts school and swam competitively.
It sometimes happened that Ki Pak, in performing his official duties, was obliged to make long journeys to various parts of Korea.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Two men would manage an engine capable of performing the work of 100 horses.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
If it is to be performed in another place, then the parties must be governed by the law of that place in performing it.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A railroad corporation, though performing a public service, nevertheless is a private corporation.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
To follow Mary's example there is no need of performing miracles, of having ecstasies, or of doing any other extraordinary deeds.Mary, Help of Christians | Various