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ak ting

  • n  the performance of a part or role in a drama
  • v  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  • v  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  • v  play a role or part
  • v  discharge one's duties
    In what capacity are you acting?
  • v  pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  • v  be suitable for theatrical performance
  • v  have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  • v  be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
  • v  behave unnaturally or affectedly
    She's just acting
  • v  perform on a stage or theater
  • s  serving temporarily especially as a substitute
    the acting president

  • Who was the evil agent, and who was acting under "the compulsion of circumstances?" My entirely conventional impulse would be to go easy on Andrea Yates as one acting under the .
  • Lane downplays this acting feat.
  • Some were actors who wanted to go for an acting career, like me, and settled for this because acting was just a murderously difficult thing to get into.
News & Articles

  • ATF Acting Director gets quizzed in confirmation hearing
    ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones on Tuesday advanced his bid to be the embattled bureau’s first confirmed director in seven years, telling a Senate panel he was committed to raising the profile of “an agency in distress.’’ With just over 5,000 employees and a $1.1 billion budget, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Read More
    June 11, 2013 -
  • Acting sheriff appointed in Searcy Co. following Cornish hens controversy
    The Searcy County Quorum Court has picked an acting sheriff to oversee the county after the Arkansas Supreme Court found that Sheriff Kenny Cassell was ineligible to serve.
    June 11, 2013 - KTHV Little Rock
  • Acting Bug Theater Workshop
    The Acting Bug Theater Workshop will be open to youth ages 9-13.
    June 10, 2013 - The Westerly Sun

  • Tony Hayward in The Guardian
    Congressman Henry Waxman accused Hayward of "kicking the can down the road and acting as if you have nothing to do with this company".
  • Janet Jackson in The Associated Press
    I have managed four major pieces of legislation through Congress; served as chair and acting Chair of two major Senate committees, placing me at the center of the two most importance issues of our time - health care and reform of financial... Chris Dodd BusinessWeek Jan 6, 2010 1021 1577 acting I'm finally living my dream of acting," said Jackson, who's also starred in Perry's film, "Why Did I Get Married?"

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