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Exigence

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exigence Exigency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Exigence pressing necessity: emergency: distress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exigens, -entisexigĕreex, out, agĕre, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

Meantime Douglas lent his aid to such legislative labors as the exigencies of the hour permitted.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
I confess I feel a degree of disgust, almost leading to despair, at the manner in which we are acting in the great exigencies of our country.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Exigencies elsewhere compelled Lord Kitchener to allow the Cape Colony, to a great extent, to take care of itself.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
The public exigencies are the masters of all such laws.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Yet her exigent heart was not altogether at ease.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
For one frenzied moment he was out of himself, a mere conquering male, unthinking, ruthless, exigent.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
And if debarred from love now by the exigencies of labor, you will be as fit for love in ten years' time as you are at present.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Providence, it is supposed, prepares for all exigencies in the operations of nature.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Thus, by its necessity and its survival, a bridge suggests the first exigency and the last relic of civilized life.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
A plain and simple structure, it was undoubtedly fitted up quickly by their own labor, to meet the exigency of the times.
"Bay State Monthly, Volume I, No. 2, February, 1884" by Various
In one exigency, the hopes of Amaryllis budded; in the other, her intuitive belief in the strength of Laodice discouraged her.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
Before I had been many months in the shop Mr Brookes was able to leave when any exigence required his immediate attendance.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
In the fifth place, the half-acre Was but a shabby patch to meet the exigencies of the family, since Phelim grew up.
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
This mode of philosophizing is not adequate to the exigencies of sociological investigation.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
The exigencies of the war in the Mediterranean forbade the departure, even of a sixty-four with a disabled crew.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Nelson probably sent a copy to Lady Hamilton to satisfy her exigencies that the breach was final.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Many of the foregoing rules must be held subject to the exigencies of proper spacing.
"Division of Words" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Nations break up or become extinct when they are no longer fit, or equal to the exigencies of the struggles of life.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
This, explained Von Ritz, was only the final precaution of preparing for every exigency.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Many others must share it in differing degrees, according to the exigencies of their way of life.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
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In poetry:

The torrent of the reaching shade
Broke shadow into all its parts,
What then had been of shadow made
Found exigence in fits and starts
"Shadow And Shade" by Allen Tate
O God, my safe-guard and defence,
My fort, in ev'ry exigence,
Receive my thanks — thou, who didst keep
Me safe, last night, whilst I did sleep!
"A Morning Thanksgiving When We First Awake" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Did police create the exigency.
La Marque ISD declares financial exigency .
La Marque ISD will not be closing any of its campuses yet, but the district is now in a state of financial exigency .
Closer ties with Japan exigent .
The computer technician complained that customers' requests were becoming increasingly exigent, bordering on unreasonable.
This comes as the US Postal Service has decided to pursue its exigent postal rate case, to the dismay of watchers, including associations.
Associations are calling for finality to the US Postal Service's lost exigent rate case that would have allowed USPS to raise rates higher than prescribed under existing law.
United States Postal Service Drops Request for Exigent Rate Increase in 2012.
La Marque ISD declares financial exigency.
La Marque ISD will not be closing any of its campuses yet, but the district is now in a state of financial exigency.
United States Postal Service Drops Request for Exigent Rate Increase in 2012.
The adjective most often applied to former King Sihanouk was 'mercurial,' a fitting way to survive his changes of mood and loyalties depending on the political exigencies of the time.
The approval of indefinite detention of terror suspects by Congress and Obama maintains the premise that because of exigent circumstances, civil rights and civil liberties must be curbed.
It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity .
Lotus Exige Supercharged Fuel Tank.
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In science:

Indeed Tave (ǫ) contains a probability tolerance ǫ in its de finition, which facilitates greatly its analysis. O n the contrary, Tc is hard to analyze theoretically because it is constrained by the exigency of its inherent determinism.
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
Notice that by (43) Thus, measuring degree-normalized growth in ☆PR permits us to use either the height or the Mahler measure according to the exigencies of the situation we find ourselves in, as the paragraphs which follow illustrate.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
Boundaries are created either by distance, the obscuration of the Milky Way, or observing exigencies.
Conference Summary: Mapping the Hidden Universe
All these themes need further progress in order to match the exigences of the present day high–energy experiments.
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
Such exigency implies that all those regions of the Euclidean subset RI where the entropy S is not locally concave will never be equivalent to a macrostate of the Boltzmann-Gibbs ensemble (13).
Generalized Fluctuation Theory based on the reparametrization invariance of the microcanonical ensemble
Some thresholds are determined by detector performance, others are imposed by the exigencies of trigger management.
Learning to See at the Large Hadron Collider
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