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Sentences with the noun Acts

35 examples:

The drug acts like magic.

This play has three acts.

This opera has three acts.

The play is in three acts.

He regrets his stupid acts.

This is an opera in five acts.

His acts of courage brought him glory.

The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
(Marcus Aurelius)

If you love me, John, your acts will tell me so.
(Spanish proverb)

You should not consider a man's age but his acts.

The cross on his breast, and the devil in his acts.
(Spanish proverb)

The innocent often pay for the acts of the guilty.
(Kashmiri proverb)

Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
(Victor Hugo)

The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects.
(Samuel Alexander)

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

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals others by their acts.
(Harold George Nicolson)

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
(Harold Nicolson)

Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
(Alfred North Whitehead)

Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject.
(Hermann Ebbinghaus)

One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth.
(Smokey Robinson)

Well, I had an after hours club in Vancouver and when any of the Motown acts would call.
(Tommy Chong)

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
(Saint Teresa of Avila)

Our office acts like a kind of educational establishment and we are very careful who we educate.
(Rem Koolhaas)

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
(Charles Kuralt)

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.
(Og Mandino)

That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness, someone else always suffers for them.
(Alfred Sutro)

Four acts are moving on from elimination night.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Now the bad: 166 acts are appearing at this year's Coachella.
(Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying.
(Carol J. Williams in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Jessie J sang in a glittery body stocking and Cheryl lost two of her acts.
(Isabel Mohan in The Telegraph - Culture, )

More than 50 acts will perform during the three-day fest, scheduled for Oct. 24 to 26.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Music, )

Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Keith Urban and many other acts fail to shine during the TV special.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Hudson and the Australian acts are set to join host Nick Jonas at the 28th annual Nickelodeon event.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Music, )

It was a night of bad quality and even worse clichés on The X Factor - from the acts and the judges.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Unlike Coachella, Bonnaroo doesn't have an iconically typefaced poster to herald its acts every year.
(August Brown in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Questions with the verb Acts

2 examples:

Who acts Hamlet?

We’re always compromising,” says Stephens, a former interior designer with over 15 years experience in the textile and design industry who acts as creative director. “With AURZA we give women a real alternative because our dresses are custom made to suit each woman’s style, personality and shape.” Sounds good enough, but haven’t custom-tailored clothes for women been around for...oh, a few thousand years?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Sentences with the verb Acts

10 examples:

He acts his age.

He acts very shy in her presence.

It's very unlikely that Tom acts that way at home.

Man is only great when he acts from passion.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

A man who is advised and he takes it, is still a man who acts from his own free will.
(Nigerian proverb)

If you want to know what a man is really like, notice how he acts when he loses money.
(Spanish proverb)

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice how he acts when he loses money.
(New England proverb)

Many people think I'm a television personality. I never have been! Just someone who acts it.
(Graham Kennedy)

Supporters of arming the Syrian rebels say U.S. can regain lost momentum if it acts soon.
(USA Today - World, )

The disgraced Clippers owner could sell the team for upward of $850 million if he acts fast.
(CNBC, )


7 examples:

For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?

Drug abuse, acts of rampage -- what's really the matter with kids today?
(Science Daily - News, )

What do breasts, "mamacitas" and indecent acts with animals have in common?
(Fox News - Politics, )

Want to be ahead of the pack when it comes to knowing the best up-and-coming acts in theatre, music, arts, fashion and more?
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

Charity and tax deductions seems to go together like turkey and stuffing, so why can't you deduct acts of kindness and meals to the needy?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

It's entirely sensible, but is it too much to ask for the Arab and Muslim worlds to speak loudly and clearly, and to act, as they should against the obscene acts of violence being perpetrated in the names of 75 per cent or more of the world's Muslims?
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

BP was fined $4 billion for the 2010 Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, pleading guilty to eleven felony counts of manslaughter, one count of felony obstruction and various misdemeanor charges under the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. This amount is trivial to BP. But will they get debarred, a much bigger punishment?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

He acts quickly.

Tom acts scared.

Tom acts impressed.

Acid acts on metals.

She acts mysterious.

She committed false acts.

He acts like a rock star.

He acts like a tough guy.

Tobacco acts on the brain.

Meg always acts generously.

He acts as if he were a king.

Tom hardly ever acts his age.

Tom acts like he's exhausted.

The sunbeam acts upon the skin.

He acts according to my advice.

John acts like Helen's guardian.

This drug acts against headache.

Hamlet acts as if he were insane.

He acts like he knows everything.

He was punished for his evil acts.

He accounted for his strange acts.

Sometimes he acts quite strangely.

Tom acts like he knows everything.

Gill usually acts most efficiently.

He who acts well needs not to fear.

Tom acts like nothing else matters.

She acts like she knows everything.

Murder and robbery are criminal acts.

A teenager sometimes acts like a baby.

Acid acts on things which contain metal.

Sometimes he acts as if he were my boss.

Tom acts like he doesn't even know Mary.

She always acts politely toward everybody.

Chocolate acts to prevent LDL oxidisation.

Gravity acts on everything in the universe.

She sought forgiveness for her guilty acts.

Yeast acts as an agent in making bread rise.

These dastardly acts will not go unpunished.

Don't worry about Tom. He always acts that way.

Tom acts like he doesn't even know who Mary is.

Tom acts like he doesn't want to be seen with us.

His kind acts earned him the respect of the people.

Tom often acts like a baby when he can't get his way.

The way he talks and acts, you can tell he's a redneck.

That magazine article exposed his devilish acts to the full light of day.

Since 9.11 large scale acts of terrorism have occurred all over the world.

I will not say play fair but I would wish that you refrain from indiscreet acts.

Mookie acts as a mediator between the black community and the Italian community.

"Tom and Mary - A Tragedy in Five Acts" is the title of Mary's latest autobiographical work.

Every individual is part and parcel of a great picture of the society in which he lives and acts.

What these acts said was that it was illegal to pay someone in anything other than coin of the realm.

Acts of violence will not be tolerated and will be responded to with appropriate disciplinary action.

The world is a sacred vessel that cannot be acted on. Whoever acts on it will ruin it; whoever holds on to it will lose it.

Nothing acts as a better antidote for romance than young men and women doing geometry together at eight o'clock every morning.

When a president or a governor acts wisely and lawfully, Americans express their approval by reelecting him and by supporting his political party.

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

In truth, a man who renders everyone their due because he fears the gallows, acts under the sway and compulsion of others, and cannot be called just. But a man who does the same from a knowledge of the true reason for laws and their necessity, acts from a firm purpose and of his own accord, and is therefore properly called just.

Who acts not, fails not.
(Italian proverb)

Acts tough but really a wimp.
(Filipino proverb)

Stupidity talks, vanity acts.
(Victor Hugo)

He acts wisely who says little.
(Latin proverb)

He is a man, who acts like a man.
(Danish proverb)

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
(Lao Tzu)

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
(Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
(Charles de Montesquieu)

There are no second acts in American lives.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

When the heart acts, the body is its slave.
(African proverb)

From children you must expect childish acts.
(Danish proverb)

The law neither does nor requires idle acts.

I'm not afraid. I never liked long last acts.
(Lillie Langtry)

By committing foolish acts, one learns wisdom.
(Singhalese proverb)

I think a woman gets more if she acts feminine.
(Nancy Reagan)

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
(William Blake)

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
(Anatole France)

Questions are the creative acts of intelligence.
(Frank Kingdon)

Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love.

So government acts as a safeguard of our property.
(William Weld)

Good words and bad acts deceive both wise and wimple.
(Portuguese proverb)

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
(William Hazlitt)

No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
(Franz Kafka)

Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty.

Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.
(Carly Fiorina)

I don't play nostalgia acts. I don't play nostalgia shows.
(David Cassidy)

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
(Ella Maillart)

We're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going.
(Morrie Schwartz)

We judge others by their acts, but ourselves by our intentions.
(American proverb)

I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts.
(Steve McQueen)

The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved.
(Cathy Rindner Tempelsman)

Do not do strange acts merely for the sake of astonishing your friends.
(Scottish proverb)

I love producing. I have been producing some acts and starting a label.
(Tim McGraw)

A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
(Bernard Baruch)

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
(Bo Bennett)

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
(Irving Fisher)

I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.
(Rick Santorum)

If a warrior ignores duty, acts dishonorably, or is disloyal, he is nothing.
(Klingon proverb)

Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains.
(Traditional proverb)

Everybody acts like they're in a movie in most movies. That's why they stink.
(Jason Patric)

Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.
(Edmund Waller)

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