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Act

1. See: Activity.

2. In insurance, any deed, especially one that foregoes the possibility of coverage. For example, life insurance policies rarely extend coverage if the policyholder commits suicide. In this case, the suicide is called an act.

ACT

see ADVANCE CORPORATION TAX.
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The actors were greedily inquisitive into every little circumstance, more especially in Shakespeare's dramatic character, which his brother could relate of him.
For Prynne one of the great horrors of the stage was the introduction of actresses from France by Henrietta Maria, to take the place of young [84] male actors of whom Dr.
Oliver Cromwell, though he despised the stage, could condescend to laugh at, and with, men of less dignity than actors.
Doran gives some curious instances from later actors.
Should we really care for the greatest actors of the past could we have them before us?
You've done nearly everything you could do to hang yourselves, if this actor should be acquitted.
All the chief actors being of a worldly importance, the barristers were well balanced; the prosecutor for the Crown was Sir Walter Cowdray, a heavy, but weighty advocate of the sort that knows how to seem English and trustworthy, and how to be rhetorical with reluctance.
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family') is 41.
Another ground-breaking deal Johnson negotiated gives English actor Sacha Baron Cohen extensive creative control and a significant financial interest in the follow-up to his hit movie, Borat.
If the rehearsal period is only going to be two weeks, then actors should have a chance to provide input into the design aspects of the show in advance," said Carmen Roman, a much-honored Chicago actor who has recently relocated to New York, and who helped organize Miller's Windy City visit.
The intimate zone is composed of those people who are on closest terms with the anchor actor.
Some may point to wooden actors whose ability to emote at all may be in question, while the ham-bone's overacting can equally be skewered.