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1) act. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. The process of doing or performing something: the act of thinking. 2. Something done or performed; a deed: a charitable act. 3. A product, such as a statute, decree,...

2) Sherman Antitrust Act. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sherman Antitrust Act, 1890, first measure passed by the U.S. Congress to prohibit trusts; it was named for Senator John Sherman. Prior to its enactment, various...

3) Riot Act. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An English law, enacted in 1715, providing that if 12 or more people unlawfully assemble and disturb the public peace, they must disperse upon proclamation or be...

4) act. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. A display of insincere behavior: acting, disguise, dissemblance, masquerade, pretense, sham, show, simulation. See HONEST, TRUE. 2. Something done: action, deed,...

5) Act I. Shaw, Bernard. 1903. Man and Superman
...merely nodding. In no other respect, however, does he suggest the military man. It is in active civil life that men get his broad air of importance, his dignified...

6) § 9. act / action. 3. Word Choice. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The words act and action both mean a deed and the process of doing. However, other senses of act, such as a decision made by a legislative body, and of action, such...

7) Fugitive Slave Act. 1909-14. American Historical Documents, 1000-1904. The Harvard Classics
... [The Fugitive Slave Act was part of the group of measures known collectively as the Compromise of 1850. By this compromise, the antislavery party gained the admission...

8) act up. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...See act....

9) Act IV. The First Man. O Neill, Eugene. 1922. Three Plays
...SCENE—Same as Act I. It is afternoon of a fine day three days later. Motors are heard coming up the drive in front of the house. There is the muffled sound of voices....

10) Act V. Scene II. Othello, the Moor of Venice. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
...not, masters; it is true, indeed. Gra. Tis a strange truth. 224 Mon. O monstrous act! Emil. Villany! villany! villany! I think upon t, I think, I smell t; O villany!...

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