Acts


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  • noun

Synonyms for Acts

a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome

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March looked grave and grieved, and Amy felt that no one would love her till she had asked pardon for the act which she now regretted more than any of them.
demanded the scout, throwing his rifle carelessly across his left arm, and keeping the forefinger of his right hand on the trigger, though he avoided all appearance of menace in the act.
I knew it, too, but could never quite find in my heart to act upon the knowledge.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
There were no rustlings, or whisperings, or other little disturbances; each act was listened to in silence, and the applauding was done after the curtain was down.
Well, I tried the best I could to kinder soften it up somehow for myself by saying I was brung up wicked, and so I warn't so much to blame; but something inside of me kept saying, "There was the Sunday-school, you could a gone to it; and if you'd a done it they'd a learnt you there that people that acts as I'd been acting about that nigger goes to everlasting fire.
She put the vile side of him out of her mind, and dwelt only on recollections of his occasional acts of kindness to her.
Works him up into perfect rages, your aunt Sally says; says he acts as if he would really hit the man, sometimes.
Her acts were softer 'n her words, Mirandy's were, and she's made up to you for all she ever sinned against me 'n' your father
I clearly understand it now, and I will strictly fulfil my engagement by such acts of assistance and kindness to them as you have described.
Don't be afraid, it is but a boy - yet the villain scowls so plainly in his face; would it not be a kindness to the country to hang him at once, before he shows his nature in acts as well as features?
He naturally loves a certain person, on my account; and acts solely for a certain person's good.
And then what shall I say of their attention to the time in which the action they represent may or can take place, save that I have seen a play where the first act began in Europe, the second in Asia, the third finished in Africa, and no doubt, had it been in four acts, the fourth would have ended in America, and so it would have been laid in all four quarters of the globe?
Limitations of this kind can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.
The curtain fell almost immediately after the entrance of Madame Danglars into her box, the band quitted the orchestra for the accustomed half-hour's interval allowed between the acts, and the audience were left at liberty to promenade the salon or lobbies, or to pay and receive visits in their respective boxes.