act out

VERB
  1. represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage
    She could act neurotic anxiety
  2. act out; represent or perform as if in a play
    She reenacted what had happened earlier that day
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How To Use act out In A Sentence

  • Building her account around key verbs, which she would both act out while she spoke and express in onomatopoeic rhythms and tones that (re) produced history even as she uttered it, Cufassane gave the impression that she was an expert potter even though she had never made a pot in her life. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • Through play, children act out in miniature the dramas of adult life.
  • Since April 1978 it has been possible for you to contract out of Serps via a final salary scheme, and since April 1988 via a company money purchase scheme.
  • And then act outraged when they find people looking! The Sun
  • No. To me the idea that words or taunts can enrage somebody to kill and act out of anger, and our judicial system says that's okay, is barbaric.
  • We don't have to subcontract out, so we don't lose the essence of design.
  • Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act outlaws "unfair methods of competition" but does not define unfair.
  • So I said ‘What if I prise a contract out of him for the winter as well and we all move out there?’
  • The Sarkosyl method was used to extract outer membrane protein (OMP) of chicken Salmonella.
  • Thus Aristotle avoided the idea that God was inactive and self-contemplative for an eternity, and then for some unknown reason, or by some unknown motive, commenced to act outwardly and produce; but he incurred the opposite hazard, of making the result of His action, matter and the Universe, be co-existent with Himself; or, in other words, of denying that there was any time when His outward action _commenced_. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
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