How to use Act-on in a sentence
Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
Sometimes we just have to act on what we see, don't we?
In accordance with his former action on all questions of religious toleration he opposed the shameful Five Mile Act of 1665.
He was the last man in the world to act on the worldly-wise maxim that an enemy should always be treated as if he may one day be a friend, and a friend as if he might become an enemy.
Even with the particles retarding the motion of the aether, the same will be true if, to counterbalance the increased inertia, suitable forces are caused to act on the aether at all points where the inertia is altered.Advertisement
The commutation fund thus formed is a permanent memorial of a generous and disinterested act on the part of her ministry.
These electric pulses were made to act on an electromagnet at the receiving station, which, in accordance with Page's discovery, gave out a sound of a pitch corresponding to the number of times it was magnetized or demagnetized per second.
The weight required to cause the downward motion is obtained either by means of the material which has to be transported to the bottom of the hill or by water ballast, while to aid and regulate the motion generally steam or electric motors are arranged to act on the main drums, round which the cable is passed with a sufficient number of turns to prevent slipping.
But, before Vespasian took action to stop his raids, Simon had been invited to Jerusalem in the hope that he would act as a counterpoise to the tyrant John.
Compensation was given to market gardeners for unexhausted improvements by the Market Gardeners' Compensation Act 1895 and by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1906 for improvements effected before the commencement of that act on a holding cultivated to the knowledge of the landlord as a market garden, if the landlord had not dissented in writing to the improvements.Advertisement
In this, as in most other cases in which substances act upon one another under such circumstances that the resulting compounds are free to react, the extent to which the different kinds of action which may occur take place is dependent upon the mass of the substances present in the mixture.
But though by some the benediction has thus been brought into connexion with the supreme means of grace, the sacrifice of the Mass, the blessing does not in itself confer grace and does not act on its recipients ex opere operato.
Another method is to allow an acid to act on an insoluble salt, and to measure the quantity which goes into solution.
The two solutions, then, will so act on each other when mixed that they become isohydric. Let us suppose that we have one very active acid like hydrochloric, in which dissociation is nearly complete, another like acetic, in which it is very small.
When he is an emperor, a king, or a president of a republic, it is not expected that he will act personally; he may appoint a delegate or delegates to act on his behalf, and avail himself of their labours and views, the ultimate decision being his only in name.Advertisement
Hyaline degeneration is found in certain acute infective conditions; the toxins specially act on these connective-tissue cell elements.
A stimulus may act on all sides and induce a general effect without direction of movement, but in the production of movement in a definite direction the stimulus must be applied unilaterally.
The bills were killed by the action of the Registration Act for England and Wales, which came into operation July 1, 1837.
The Highway Act of 1835 specified as offences for which the driver of a carriage on the public highway might be punished by a fine, in addition to any civil action that might be brought against him - riding upon the cart, or upon any horse drawing it, and not having some other person to guide it, unless there be some person driving it; negligence causing damage to person or goods being conveyed on the highway; quitting his cart, or leaving control of the horses, or leaving the cart so as to be an obstruction on the highway; not having the owner's name painted up; refusing to give the same; and not keeping on the left or near side of the road, when meeting any other carriage or horse.
The left column under Colonel (afterwards Sir) Evelyn Wood, which had done excellent work, found itself obliged to act on the defensive after the disaster to the centre column.2 For a time an invasion of Natal was feared.Advertisement
The metals grouped together above, under 1 and 2, act on steam pretty much as they do on liquid water.
This and other actions excited the French to act on the secret understanding effected with the British foreign minister at the Berlin Congress.
For example, if vapours of the volatile metals cadmium, zinc and magnesium are allowed to act on platinum or palladium, alloys are produced.
Manning made it clear that he regarded the matter as vital, though he did not act on this conviction until no hope remained of the decision being set aside or practically annulled by joint action of the bishops.
Both these forces usually act at the same radius R, the distance from the axis to the centre line of the rope, in which case the torque T is (W-p)R, and consequently the brake horse-power is (W - p)RX21rN, When µ 33,000 changes the weight W rises or falls against the action of the spring balance until a stable condition of running is obtained.Advertisement
Riego was apparently not suspected, and he decided to act on his own account.
The governing council, which had been organized to represent him in Germany, fell rapidly into disrepute, and exercised no restraining influence on those princes who might desire to act on Luther's theory that the civil government was supreme in matters of Church reform.
Let an external force F act on the system, and for simplicity suppose its period is so great compared with that of the mechanism that we may take it as practically in equilibrium with the restoring force.
His long experience, his wide reading and his thorough knowledge of all sorts and conditions of men, enabled him to act quickly at a time of crisis, but his important speeches, or a course of political action that might be far-reaching in its effect, were not cast into their final form without careful consultation with the best advisers he could obtain.
Under the law prior to the act of 1889 (a) an agreement to refer disputes generally, without naming the arbitrators, was always irrevocable, and an action lay for the breach of it, although the court could not compel either of the parties to proceed under it; (b) an agreement to refer to a particular arbitrator was revocable, and if one of the parties revoked that particular arbitrator's authority he could not be compelled to submit to it; (c) when, however, the parties had got their tribunal fixed, and were proceeding to carry out the agreement to refer, the act 9 and io Will.
The Conciliation Act 1896 provides machinery for the prevention and settlement of trade disputes, and in 1892 a chamber of arbitration for business disputes was established by the joint action of the corporation of the city of London and the London chamber of commerce.
Again, rapidly changing forces, due to the moving parts of the engine which are unbalanced vertically, act on the bridge; and, lastly, inequalities of level at the rail ends give rise to shocks.
For a plate girder bridge of less height than the train, the wind is to be taken to act on a surface equal to the projected area of one girder and the exposed part of a train covering the bridge.
Almost his first act on ascending the throne was publicly to insult his consort, the amiable Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel, by introducing into court, as his officially recognized mistress, Amelia Moth, a girl of sixteen, the daughter of his former tutor, whom he made countess of Samsd.
His first act on arrival in England was to call a council at Reading, which met in July 1 2 79.
The efforts, however, to give effect to this act on the following Sunday were frustrated by the zeal of the Ephesian mob.
Now the electric force (P,Q,R) is the force acting on the electrons of the medium moving with velocity v; consequently by Faraday's electrodynamic law (P,Q,R) = (P',Q' - vc, R'+vb) where (P',Q',R') is the force that would act on electrons at rest, and (a,b,c) is the magnetic induction.
In 1867 an important act on wool and woollens was passed, largely increasing the duties on both.
The salts of sodium resemble potassium in their action on the alimentary tract, but they are much more slowly absorbed, and much less diffusible; therefore considerable amounts may reach the small intestine and there act as saline purgatives.
The Federal government was slow to act, but its action when taken was effective.
This last conception lay beyond the horizon of Caesar, as of all ancient statesmen, but his first act on gaining control of Italy was to enfranchise the Transpadanes, whose claims he had consistently advocated, and in 45 B.C. he passed the Lex Julia Municipalis, an act of which considerable fragments are inscribed on two bronze tables found at Heraclea near Tarentum.3 This law deals inter alia with the police and the sanitary arrangements of the city of Rome, and hence it has been argued by Mommsen that it was Caesar's intention to reduce Rome to the level of a municipal town.
Ferdinand refused to despoil his brother's infant son, and even if he did not act on the moral ground he alleged, his sagacity must have shown him that he would be at the mercy of the men who had chosen him in such circumstances.
Their aperient action is dependent upon the minimum of irritation of the bowel, and is exercised by their abstraction from the blood of water, which passes into the bowel to act as a diluent of the salt.
But instead of returning to the concrete fact of the equivalence of momentum, by which each body moving makes the other move oppositely, he denied that bodies do reciprocally act on one another, and even that bodies as mutually resisting substances press one another apart in collision.
According to Lotze, the connexion required by reciprocity requires also that the whole of every reciprocal action should take place within one substance; the immaterial elements act on one another merely, as the modifications of that substance interacting within itself; and that one substance is God, who thus becomes not merely the primary but the sole cause, in scholastic language a causa immanens, or agent of acts remaining within the agent's being.
Thirdly, the external world and the senses always act on one another by cause and effect and by pressure, although we only feel pressure by touch.
Europe refused to take any direct action against the Mussulman, but Latin feudalism, assembled at Venice, diverted the crusade by an act quest of conof formal disobedience, marched on Constantinople, seized the Greek Empire and founded a Latin Empire in its place; and Innocent had to accept the fait accompli.
The act also gives to both patron and presentee an alternative mode of appeal against a bishop's refusal to institute or admit, except on a ground of doctrine or ritual, to a court composed of an archbishop of the province and a judge of the High Court nominated for that purpose by the lord chancellor, a course which, however, bars resort being had to the ordinary suits of duplex querela or action of quare impedit.
Meanwhile Pericles had decided to act on the defensive, i.e.
He had now, however, to act on the defensive, and fortunately for him, the Russians, on the death of the empress Elizabeth, not only withdrew in 1762 from the compact against him, but for a time became his allies.
This destructive action is increased if the water contains sulphates or magnesium salts, both of which act chemically on the calcareous constituents of the cement.
He was indeed bound by consistency to withstand what his own government, by the words of Sir Edward Grey, had declared would be an unfriendly act on the part of France.
He expressed disapproval of the Tenure of Office Act, making the consent of the Senate necessary for the removal of civil officers, and drafted the supplementary act on Reconstruction, passed over the president's veto on the 19th of July 1867.
On the 22nd of February 1300 the bull of Boniface VIII., Antiquorum habet fidem, promised plenary indulgence to every Roman who should visit the churches of the apostles Peter and Paul on thirty days during the year, and to every foreigner who should perform the same act on fifteen days.
This action must be promoted by heating the mixture, but even then nothing like all of the hydrochloric acid employed is made to act as above, because the attack on the manganese ore requires a certain minimum concentration of the acid.
It begins, however, not with ready-made ammonium bicarbonate, but with the substances from which it is formed - ammonia, water and carbon dioxide - which are made to act on sodium chloride.
For more than fifty years the Roman world was undisturbed by any aggressive act on the part of the new invaders, who contented themselves with overpowering various tribes which lived to the north of the Danube.
For this he was applauded by the radical Republicans, but his action was contrary to an act of congress of the 6th of August and to the policy of the Administration.
We shall suppose, in the first instance, that extraneous forces act on the frame at the joints only, i.e.
When extraneous forces act on the bars themselves the stress in each bar no longer consists of a simple longitudinal tension or thrust.
This is the same as if the point of suspension were fixed, and a horizontal disturbing force mgf/l were to act on the bob.
The forces P and R may, however, act on different links.
What would become of the confessional if penitents were allowed to act on what they fondly took to be a heaven-sent inspiration?
A separate act on behalf of Welsh education was likewise passed in 1889, when the Welsh Intermediate Education Act made special provision for intermediate and technical education throughout the Principality and Monmouthshire.
In 1672 Saint-Mars proposes - the significance of this action is discussed later - to allow Dauger to act as "valet" to Lauzun; Louvois firmly refuses, but in 1675 allows him to be employed as valet to Fouquet, and he impresses upon Saint-Mars the importance of nobody learning about Dauger's "past."
But if such a remedy were given alone it might, and probably would, act on the arteries as well as the heart, and by causing the contraction of the vessels do more harm than good.
Through all these vicissitudes Arago had succeeded in preserving the records of his survey; and his first act on his return home was to deposit them in the Bureau des Longitudes at Paris.
Hence equating the forces which act on the portion included between ACB and PRQ, ry2p-27ryT cos a= - F (9).
The general heads of the exposition in the secular portion of the book were four - (1) " who the men are who act (qui agant), (2) the places in which they act (ubi), (3) the times at which they act (quando), (4) the results of their action (quid agant)."
They also appear to have in certain cases a paralysing action on the cells which act as phagocytes.
The twisting referred to is partly a vital and partly a mechanical act; - that is, it is occasioned in part by the action of the muscles and in part by the greater resistance experienced from the air by the tip and posterior margin of the wing as compared with the root and anterior margin, - the resistance experienced by the tip and posterior margin causing them to reverse always subsequently to the root and anterior margin, which has the effect of throwing the anterior and posterior margins of the wing into figure-of-8 curves, as shown at figs.
The Public Authorities Protection Act 1893 was passed to repeal the numerous provisions contained in many acts of parliament, Proceed- whereby, before legal proceedings could be taken against a Proceed- body, notice of action had to be given and the ings proceedings commenced within a certain limited time.
The action on the part of the British government resulted in considerable correspondence with the Congo government, which denied the charges of systematic ill-treatment of the natives and controverted the contention that its policy constituted an infringement of the Berlin Act.
The state makes no provision for their religious teaching, but by the Berlin Act missionaries of all denominations are secured perfect freedom of action.
Anson, the commander-in-chief, died of cholera before he had had a chance to act on Lawrence's telegram, "Clubs, not spades, are trumps."
In this connexion it is worth pointing out that Garnet had not thought it his duty to disclose the treasonable intrigue with the king of Spain in 1602, though there was no pretence in this case that he was restricted by the seal of confession, and his inactivity now tells greatly in his disfavour; for, allowing even that he was bound by confessional secrecy from taking action on Greenway's information, he had still Catesby's earlier revelations to act upon.
With accelerating machines a small amount of tilt in any direction considerably affects the accuracy of the weighing, and when the amount of tilt is considerable the action may be changed, so that a machine which was intended to act as an accelerating machine acts like a vibrating one.
Representatives from the four counties were accordingly called before the privy council, where Sir Edward Coke defended the action of the king, quoted the Tudor precedents and urged that the act of 1484 was to prevent exactions, not voluntary gifts such as James had requested.
Yet the next move in the struggle was a hollow reconciliation between the combatantsa most inexplicable act on both sides.
Wharfinger states that in chlorosis the specific action of iron is only obtained by administering those inorganic preparations which give a reaction with the ordinary reagents; the iron ions in a state of dissociation act as a catalytic agent, destroying the hypothetical toxin which is the cause of chlorosis.
Neither were they prepared; and the scandals and political disturbances that ensued revealed him as a party leader who could act on such occasions with a dignity, moderation and sagacity that served his country well, maintained the honour of party government and cost his friends nothing.
His first conspicuous act as chancellor was a masterly defence in the Reichstag of German action in China, a defence which was, indeed, rendered easier by the fact that Prince Hohenlohe had - to use his own words - "dug a canal" for the flood of imperial ambition of which warning had been given in the famous "mailed fist" speech.
For even when the felt obligation is absolute, where the will is completely moralized, where it is inconceivable in the case of a good man that the act which he performs should be other than it is, there the obligation which he recognizes is an obligation to choose autonomously, and as such is distinguished from desire or appetite or any of the other alleged determinants of action.
The fact that men give different answers to moral problems which seem similar in character, or even the mere fact that men disregard, when they act immorally, the dictates and implicit principles of the moral consciousness is certain sooner or later to produce the desire either, on the one hand, to justify immoral action by casting doubt upon the authority of the moral consciousness and the validity of its principles, or, on the other hand, to justify particular moral judgments either by (the only valid method) an analysis of the moral principle involved in the judgment and a demonstration of its universal acceptation, or by some attempted proof that the particular moral judgment is arrived at by a process of inference from some universal conception of the Supreme Good or the Final End from which all particular duties or virtues may be deduced.
Only he who apprehends good in the abstract can imitate it in such transient and imperfect good as may be realized in human life, and it is impossible that, having this knowledge, he should not act on it, whether in private or public affairs.
The object of this sympathetic resentment, impelling us to punish, is what we call injustice; and thus the remarkable stringency of the obligation to act justly is explained, since the recognition of any action as unjust involves the admission that it may be forcibly obstructed or punished.
Even in the second sense it hardly seems that the freedom of a man's will can be an element to be considered in examining what it is right or best for him to do (though of course the clearest convictions of duty will be fruitless if a man has not sufficient self-control to enable him to act on them); it is rather when we ask whether it is just to punish him for wrong-doing that it seems important to know whether he could have done otherwise.
Like Price he holds that an action is not good unless done from a good motive, and that this motive must be essentially different from natural inclination of any kind; duty, to be duty, must be done for duty's sake; and he argues, with more subtlety than Price or Reid, that though a virtuous act is no doubt pleasant to the virtuous agent, and any violation of duty painful, this moral pleasure (or pain) cannot strictly be the motive to the act, because it follows instead of preceding the recognition of our obligation to do it.'
He considers that this fundamental rule or imperative " act on a maxim which thou canst will to be law universal " supplies a sufficient criterion for determining particular duties in all cases.
But it could not be pursued, since it required for its application a consistency, and a power to act on a definite political principle, of which the Mahommedan conquerors were absolutely destitute.
Suppose we have a leather strap A passing over a fixed cylindrical drum B, and let a pulling force or effort be applied to the strap. The force applied to A can act on B only at the surfaces of contact between them.
A study of the figure will show that the centrifugal force round the axis RR will act on the equatorial protuberance of the rotating earth so as to make it tend in the direction of the arrows.
If two poisons act on the same tissue, one stimulating and the other paralysing it, the paralysing substance removes the action of the stimulant substance, not by bringing the tissue back to its normal state, but by abolishing its excitability; hence, although life may be saved by such an action, yet it can only be so within certain limits of dosage, because the antagonism is never complete at every point.
Some of them by stimulating the kidney cells act as diuretics, but others apparently lack this action.
However, Reminyl also appears to act on the nicotinic neuronal receptors in the body, making them release more acetylcholine.
As your company formation agents, we can only act on information and instructions given to us.
The ingredients act on bacteria and fungi, is kind to sensitive skin and mildly astringent.
When the donor becomes mentally incapable, the attorney cannot just go ahead and act on the donor's behalf.
Many regulators have begun to act on the consumer's behalf in this way.
This person cannot be a professional legal representative who has been employed to act on the student's behalf.
No, this tricky dicky God of yours wants me to act on faith.
I will act on behalf of the parents, teachers and children forgotten by Mr Blair, to restore discipline and respect in classrooms.
Monitor service quality levels and act on any signs of client dissatisfaction relating to all products delivered.
Instead, they suggest that ginseng may act on the nervous system, which is known to influence sexual function.
Also severe suicidal ideation where you feel you may act on the thoughts or impulses you should see a doctor ASAP.
Most of the stimulant laxatives act on the colon.
While the US remains lukewarm to the idea of intervention, there is little reason to expect Europe to act on its own.
Do we want to have fun, to make noise, to act on our growing mistrust?
It was feared that the Society might act like a secret society and take independent action politicking behind the parent body's back.
Any density gradients result in net negative pressure gradients which act on positive matter to produce negative buoyancy forces.
At English common law debts and other choses in action were not assignable (see CHOSE), but by the Judicature Act 1873 any absolute assignment of any debt or other legal chose in action, of which express notice in writing is given to the debtor, trustee or other person from whom the assignor would have been entitled to receive or claim such debt, is effectual in law.
The heat makes itself evident by raising the temperature and therefore elongating the wire, whilst the magnetic field creates mechanical forces which act on pieces of iron or other conductors conveying electric currents when placed in proximity to the conductor in question.
Sometimes, too, when a great dramatic climax has given place to a lyrical anticlimax, retrospective moods, subtleties of emotion and crowning musical thoughts press in upon Wagner's mind with a closeness that determines every word; and thus not only is the whole third act of Tristan, as Wagner said when he was working at it, of " overwhelming tragic power," but Isolde's dying utterances (which occupy the last five minutes and are, of course, totally without action or dramatic tension) were not unlike fine poetry even before the music was written.
He supposed the particles to act on one another with two different kinds of forces, one of which, the attractive force of cohesion, extends to particles at a greater distance than those to which the repulsive force is confined.
Natural law, according to .Grotius and other writers of the age, is that part of divine law which follows from the essential nature of man, who is distinguished from animals by his " appetite " for tranquil association with his fellows, and his tendency to act on general principles.
We act on it.
From the regimental commander's, Denisov rode straight to the staff with a sincere desire to act on this advice.
Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions--such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death--and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength.
A happiness lying beyond material forces, outside the material influences that act on man--a happiness of the soul alone, the happiness of loving.
Ermolov wished to act on his own judgment, but Dokhturov insisted that he must have Kutuzov's instructions.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
William IV resented the fact that Lord Gray had forced the Reform Act on him.
Does not act on behalf of parties in restitution claims.
This campaign has prompted action by a range of sportswear manufacturers to clean up their act.
A risky habit Simply having suicidal thoughts does not mean you will act on them.
Section 28 of the Act was superseded by the provisions of the 1998 Act on 1 March 2000.
We discussed many things including a rather vindictive act on the part of someone who has recently left my employer 's employ.
You might be surprised how easy this is to act on.
To do this, your body goes through several procedures to motivate you to act on a stressor, such as increasing your blood pressure or heart rate and tensing your muscles.
The difference is in a mature love, you don't act on fleeting moments of "humaneness" because you so love and respect the person you are committed to.
You know, its possible for you to have a crush on another guy and still love your boyfriend - as long as you don't act on your crush it's not the worst thing in the world.
You don't have to stop liking this guy, but you can't act on your affections just yet.
It's normal to be attracted to other people, just don't act on it.
Medication helps stabilize the person's feelings so he is not compelled to act on them, while therapy helps him change the thoughts he has about his compulsions.
Shia LaBeouf realized his interest in acting after seeing a friend act on a television series.
Jolie has since stated that she fell in love with Brad Pitt while filming the movie, but that they did not act on their feelings because Pitt was a married man.
Without written documentation, and perhaps a corroborating witness, your claims might trigger an investigation, but authorities can only act on the situation they find at the present time, good or bad.
When housebreaking a dog, it is critical to catch the dog in the act of voiding and correct the action then and there.
After the document is signed, give a copy of it to your doctor, your estate executor, your lawyer, or someone else authorized to act on your behalf.
Provide those authorized to act on your behalf with the new version and ask them to destroy the previous version.
He believed that nothing was done by chance and that everything was motivated by the unconscious - what a dreamer does in their dreams was the way to act on those impulses and urges.
The Tears of Blood work for the human army, and as the action picks up, Calintz and crew are off to act as guardians for a group of wizards while they attempt one seemingly final, desperate act to defeat the Yason and end the war.
Furthermore, players can choose to macro or micromanage at their heart's desire, managing all cities and units directly or choosing to allow them to act on their own.
Cytokines-Chemicals made by the cells that act on other cells to stimulate or inhibit their function.
Concerning drug therapy, most drugs which act on the nervous system can cause problems in A-T.
In addition, it may be essential to give the mother medications to act on the baby.
The physical changes of puberty are triggered by hormones, chemical substances in the body that act on specific organs and tissues.
The two prerequisites for this form of maltreatment are sexual arousal towards children and the willingness to act on this arousal.
Usually they are named by adding ase to the name of the substance they act on (for example, lactase is the enzyme needed to process lactose).
In 1990, the National Child Search Assistance Act eliminated the waiting time for law enforcement action on missing children, mandating an immediate police report and NCIC entry for missing children cases.
Cough suppressants act on the center in the brain that controls the cough reflex.
The action of sending the cards is, for many people, an uplifting action, therefore many people like to include everyone in that act.
If you get signed on to act on the small or big screen, chances are you'll have to take a trip to get the filming done.
More and more women are feeling that it's okay to act on their sexual urges.
Besides, even if she does feel the same way, the fact that the age between the two of you is so great, means you cannot act on your feelings.
What you do for a date is not nearly as important as how you act on a date.
Knowing how to act on a first date is important if you are interested in having a long-term relationship.
Understanding how to act on a first date will help you get future dates if you are interested in the person.
Fantasizing is a part of healthy sexuality whether you choose to act on them or not.
They need us to speak for them and act on their behalf.
Some autistic adults impulsively act on feelings of anger.
Chapter VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a legislative action to prevent discrimination by employers and to promote cultural diversity in the workplace.
Avoid negative words in the headline and make the offer, even if abbreviated, that you ultimately want the reader to act on.
Other types of drugs, called lipase inhibitors, act on the digestive system to block the absorption of fat.
Many medications for depression and anxiety-related conditions, such as Prozac and Zoloft, act on similar chemical pathways in the brain and need to be closed monitored.
When you engage in strength training, the act of moving your bones through muscle action increases its density.
She was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and became a sought after live act on the UK summer festival circuit.
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