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Questions with the noun Act

2 examples:

What cyber activities should count as an act of war?
(ZDNet Australia, )

What makes a traditional offense a hate crime and how does it differ from an act of terror?
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Sentences with the noun Act

80 examples:

It is just an act.

It is an act of folly.

His act was dangerous.

Stop putting on an act.

It was an act of courage.

That was a very kind act.

Perform an act of charity.

Her crying was just an act.

She wowed them with her act.

Nothing will excuse such an act.

He is trying to justify his act.

Suicide is an act of desperation.

He was laughed at for a stupid act.

His act was animated by noble ideals.

Some said his raid was an act of war.

He appears brave, but it's just an act.

Abortion is an act, a most violent act.

His act was nothing short of superhuman.

Helping a blind man is an act of kindness.

Goodness is abstract, a kind act is concrete.

Her crying is just an act. Don't take it seriously.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

It is an act of cruelty to lock a small child in his room.

You're asking in vain for forgiveness; your act can't be forgiven.

It is an act of treason to sell military secrets to your country's enemies.

Suicide is an act of revenge against yourself, and I personally have nothing against myself.

My act is based on my life.
(Kathy Griffin)

My whole act is confession.
(Shelley Berman)

A library implies an act of faith.
(Victor Hugo)

Half my life is an act of revision.
(John Irving)

An act against my will is not my act.

Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.
(Zig Ziglar)

There are hidden purposes behind an act.
(Indonesian proverb)

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
(J. William Fulbright)

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
(Carl Sandburg)

Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
(Jeremy Taylor)

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
(Marcus Aurelius)

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted.

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
(E.B. White)

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
(Pablo Picasso)

Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.
(Edwin Land)

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
(Henry Ward Beecher)

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
(Aesop in The Lion and the Mouse)

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
(Marcus Aurelius)

Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis.
(Samuel Alexander)

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
(Pablo Picasso)

Wearing a bow tie is a statement. Almost an act of defiance.
(Rick Kaplan)

An attack on values is inevitably seen as an act of subversion.
(Garrett Hardin)

Every act of his life is, in a very real sense, a religious act.
(Charles Eastman)

He who requires urging to do a noble act will never accomplish it.
(Kahlil Gibran)

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
(Duke Ellington)

Choosing what you want to do, and when to do it, is an act of creation.
(Peter McWilliams)

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
(Immanuel Kant)

Our own acts are isolated and one act does not buy absolution for another.
(William Butler Yeats in Autobiography)

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
(Peter Ustinov)

Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!
(Sigourney Weaver)

It was an act of utter desperation.
(Robyn Dixon in Los Angeles Times - Religion, )

'Essentially it is an act of terror.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

It is, quite obviously, an act of treason.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Now China is making moves to clean up its act.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

An attack would have been considered an act of war.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

An act of creativity yields an unintentional connection.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Here she explains why letting her die was an act of love.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

It was an act of rejection of almost biblical proportions.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Judge says he likely committed an act of domestic violence.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

John Wise says he killed his hospitalized wife as an act of mercy.
(USA Today - National, )

It was just an act of kindness that didn't seek anything in return.
(Tech Times - Health, )

If it weren’t for an act of kindness, Daniel Lubetzky would not be alive.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Many people have weighed in online, saying that it is an act of animal cruelty.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

As Miami seeks to raise its global profile, an act of vandalism raises questions.
(USA Today - National, )

There was no "evil to his act of killing," District Attorney Jason Woodbury said.
(USA Today - National, )

An Odessa, Texas, police officer was caught on camera performing an act of kindness.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

An act of kindness left a St. Albert woman open to a crime of opportunity this week.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

So to stay away would not only be an act of cowardice, it would be rank bad manners.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Jason O'Mara stars as a grieving doctor whose vigilante act gives him a renewed purpose.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart says he'll straighten up his act. And he's not being funny.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Inviting Joey Barton on Question Time (BBC1, Thursday) might seem like an act of madness.
(The Independent - Sport, )

An act of domestic violence has already cost a professional football running back his job.
(Sam Farmer in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Now, parents have been complaining that she has been utilising soft porn tactics in her act.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Questions with the verb Act

7 examples:

How did Tom act?

How else can he act?

In an emergency, do you act quickly?

So should I act now?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Do you act your age?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

So should you act now?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Is it how happy you say you are, or is it how happy you act?
(Science Daily - News, )

Sentences with the verb Act

46 examples:

We must act.

We have to act now.

Try to act your age.

We must act at once.

We must act quickly.

I had to act at once.

I had to act quickly.

We should act quickly.

We have to act quickly.

You must act like a man.

You must act more wisely.

You should act more calmly.

You may act however you wish.

Time is short, we must act NOW.

Let's act like we're foreigners.

Child as she is, she can act wisely.

I would act differently in your place.

Either you act now or you get nothing.

You must act according to your principles.

You should act according to your conscience.

Let's be more prepared when we act next time.

Now that you have made your decision, you must act.

If you act in such a childish way, then you will be treated as child.

When it gets down to it you just have to act.
(Aaron Eckhart)

You see I found I didn't have to act to be happy.
(Irene Dunne)

We are a nation at war - and we should act like it.
(Peter King)

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.
(Nikita Khrushchev)

But I've had to act and not depend on my voice so much.
(Samantha Mumba)

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
(Lawrence Welk)

I know I can act and it doesn't matter where you come from.
(Boris Kodjoe)

To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion.
(Lou Ferrigno)

I know I can act. There aren't too many other jobs I know how to do.
(Jack Nicholson)

P.C. is just too Big Brother - telling me how I should act and feel.
(Johnny Kelly)

I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer.
(Griffin Dunne)

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.
(Abbe Pierre)

I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
(Little Richard)

Some locations are so terrible, you can't even breathe, and you still have to act.
(Jena Malone)

Sometimes it pays not to act your age.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Unless we act soon, it may be too late!
(Forbes - Business, )

Now we must act to reduce disease burden.
(Nature Reviews Rheumatology, )

In fact, they can act downright spiteful.
(Science Daily - News, )

If Hillary gets any more presidential, she may have to act boldly.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Here’s a deal for an LAX-Boston ticket, but you must act by Thursday.
(Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Yellen and other Fed officials have indicated they could act at their...
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

You should act now, while emerging market stocks trade at bargain prices.
(John Persinos in The Independent - World News, )

But here's a deal that lets you do that, except that you must act quickly.
(Terry Gardner in Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Negative sentences with the verb Act

36 examples:

They can't act.

They cannot act.

Don't act like that.

Don't act surprised.

I don't act like you.

Don't act so innocent.

Don't act like a bitch!

Don't act like a child.

They didn't act quickly.

Don't act like you know me.

You shouldn't act selfishly.

Jiro could not act otherwise.

Don't act like a know-it-all.

Don't act like a prat with me.

Tom didn't act quickly enough.

We can't act without thinking.

Tom doesn't act like a teacher.

Some people don't act their age.

She did not act like a normal girl.

Don't act like you know everything.

A wise man would not act in that way.

Don't act like a bull in a china shop.

Don't act like you don't know what's wrong.

Don't act like you don't know how to dance.

She sings well, to be sure, but she can't act.

Tom and Mary just got married, but they don't act like newlyweds.

Bambi can't act. Bambi had major attitude.
(Treat Williams)

I've worked with some actors who can't act.
(Anthony Anderson)

People who think too much before they act don't act too much.
(Jimmy Buffett)

Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.
(Jeanne Moreau)

You can't act eerie, but in a strange way it comes natural to me.
(Mary Elizabeth Winstead)

If you wanna cross somebody, then do that. Don't act like it wasn't you.
(Suge Knight)

Onstage, there's no hiding; you either can or can't act. There's no second take.
(Anna Friel)

Don't act like you haven't missed him.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Ichiro Suzuki, 42, did not act his age Thursday.
(UPI - News, )

Jury finds that Bernie Madoff serving a 150 year term did not act alone with one exception.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )


27 examples:

You act surprised. What did you expect?

Isn't there any way to predict how he'll act?

Is it difficult to act according to Buddhist principles?

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?
(Jean Renoir)

It's just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?
(Robin Wright Penn)

What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking - who will be left to act?
(Andrei Platonov)

That's something I go through every day - you know - Am I good enough to act?
(Shannen Doherty)

Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?
(Evan Dando)

I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know?
(Stacey Dash)

Can engineers act?
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Will there be a second act?
(CNN - Entertainment, )

So, Jason Manford can really act, can't he?
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Who was an expensive but excellent support act?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

But what is willful, and did her spouse act alone?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

How can a single act of violence change a small town?
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

Can new products give its mobile trilogy a second act?
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

TV talent show judge, radio presenter... and now pantomime act?
(CHRIS MUGAN in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

When is it safe to step in to stop a violent act or perceived injustice?
(CBC News in CBC News - World, )

When is a "retail" investor act, really guarding Wall Street's interests?
(Forbes - Business, )

Is there a worse act of collective torture than a nation changing its flag?
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Are you really too old to change, too defeated to act, or too tired to do anything?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Could staying home from work and school and watching television be a patriotic act?
(NBC Today, )

How about act like a person who believes in something, even if it’s just guys in towels?
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Now that Wallander is back on BBC4, Welsh tribute act Hinterland seems a bit redundant, doesn't it?
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Power, corruption and lies - how will Fifa clean up its act after Sepp Blatter departs as president?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

It's Taxes from A to Z for 2014. A is for Affordable Care Act. What does it mean for your 2013 taxes?
(Forbes - Business, )

America's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is controversial, preventing undisclosed offshore accounts but at what cost?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Act faster!

Act your age.

Act like I do!

Act your place.

Act like a man.

Act like a man!

Act. Don't talk.

You need to act.

It is a childish act.

Think before you act!

This is not a fair act.

We need to act quickly.

He put on a suicide act.

He did a courageous act.

My act incurred a blame.

Suicide is a desperate act.

It's a tough act to follow.

He committed an illegal act.

We act without fear or favor.

You ought not to act selfishly.

Just act like nothing happened.

He is putting on an act for you.

Act like you never did it before.

It is better to act than to talk.

He must be crazy to act like that.

We sleep not to sleep, but to act.

Tom and Mary act like one another.

It's just like Meg to act that way.

Children want to act like grown-ups.

He is quick to speak but slow to act.

Watch your leader and act accordingly.

We have a moral responsibility to act.

I was at my wit's end as to how to act.

He must be a gentleman to act that way.

It is imperative for you to act at once.

I was almost at my wits' end how to act.

And so, they decided to act immediately.

Animals act according to their instincts.

Act too forcefully and you'll start a war.

An Englishman would act in a different way.

It is better for you to act by legal means.

He is slow to decide, but he is quick to act.

If you're going to act like that, I'm leaving.

It was hard for me to act pleasantly to others.

If you act like that, he'll think you hate him.

Tom doesn't really act like a thirteen-year-old.

Animals act in a better manner than wicked humans.

Tom was accused of performing a lewd act in public.

If you act like a fool, you must be treated as such.

His brazen act of defiance almost cost him his life.

You need to act immediately; later will be too late.

If you act like a child, you will be treated as such.

We should so act that we shall have nothing to regret.

Yeah, right, he'll get his act together. When pigs fly.

You are old enough to know better than to act like that.

You shouldn't allow your son to act like a selfish brat.

If you act like a child, you'll be treated like a child.

It's not our will that makes us act, but our imagination.

To act without excepting or asking for anything in return.

They train you to act before thinking. Just execute orders.

He tried to act cheerfully, but we all knew how sad he felt.

I don't know what happened to Tom to make him act like that.

Conservative people always tell us to act within our station.

If I act weird around you, it means I'm comfortable with you.

It's dangerous to perform this acrobatic act without a safety net.

It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.

In an atmosphere of absolute apathy, any act is a revolutionary act.

If you don't get your act together you won't graduate from high school.

He is known for his decency. He has never been involved in a corrupt act.

If you're going to act like an idiot, then you're going to be treated as one.

Act like you were from those we can not quickly make a maker of unsuccessful ones.

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.

Stop thinking for your sake only. Think for other people's, too, and act accordingly.

Make sure you spill all your food and act inappropriately, so it seems like I'm there!

Moreover, he went on and on and on and on, detailing every single lawless act he committed.

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

There was once a time when men were forced to act manly and women forced to act in a feminine manner.

No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit.

If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.

Criminal law, also known as penal law, involves prosecution for an act that has been classified as a crime.

"Act now!" he said, and in addition to his obvious meaning, he hinted that there were number of other important reasons why immediate action was needed.

People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

To love is to act.
(Victor Hugo)

If you are sad, act.
(Klingon proverb)

I always wanted to act.
(Adam Rickitt)

I write, but I also act.
(Eric Bogosian)

Act quickly, think slowly.
(Greek proverb)

Deliberate before you act.
(Italian proverb)

If poor, act with caution.
(Latin proverb)

Ponder long before you act.
(Latin proverb)

Think globally, act locally.
(Rene Dubos)

I've got a tough act to follow.
(Scott Caan)

Act honestly, and answer boldly.
(Danish proverb)

Gardening is not a rational act.
(Margaret Atwood)

Act like a lady, think like a man!
(Steve Harvey)

An evil act runs a thousand miles.
(Japanese proverb)

It's not an act, it's just my way.
(Arthur Godfrey)

We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.
(Laurence Olivier)

You have to be quite stupid to act.
(Rachel Weisz)

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