Some perplexity respecting the rights of the courts to pronounce legislative acts
void, because contrary to the Constitution, has arisen from an imagination that the doctrine would imply a superiority of the judiciary to the legislative power.
The third act
had begun; and during its progress the Count of Morcerf, according to his promise, made his appearance in the box of Madame Danglars.
They sent a humble petition to the king, and a memorial to the Parliament, beseeching that the Stamp Act
might be repealed.
as if we were going to act
three times a week till my father's return, and invite all the country.
When the second act
was over Countess Bezukhova rose, turned to the Rostovs' box- her whole bosom completely exposed- beckoned the old count with a gloved finger, and paying no attention to those who had entered her box began talking to him with an amiable smile.
s time it was a custom to return the price of admission to all persons who left the theatre before the close of the first act
His standards of right and wrong were but half formed, from the brief attempts of Professor Maxon and von Horn to inculcate proper moral perceptions in a mind entirely devoid of hereditary inclinations toward either good or bad, but he realized one thing most perfectly--that to be a soulless thing was to be damned in the estimation of Virginia Maxon, and it now occurred to him that to kill her father would be the act
of a soulless being.
He halted with awkward abruptness, with stiff fore-legs bracing himself against his momentum, almost sitting down on his haunches, so desirous was he of avoiding contact with the dog he was in the act
The second act
opened before Philly Doyle's underground still, with Peggy and her battered donkey come in to smuggle a load of potheen across the bog, and to bring Philly word of what was doing in the world without, and of what was happening along the roadsides and ditches with the first gleam of fine weather.
It was necessary as a mere act
of humanity to humour her.
All plays taken together are called the drama, and the writers of them are called dramatists, from a Greek word dran, to act
Man can act
only on external and visible characters: nature cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they may be useful to any being.
Still our old question of the comparative advantage of justice and injustice has not been answered: Which is the more profitable, to be just and act
justly and practise virtue, whether seen or unseen of gods and men, or to be unjust and act
unjustly, if only unpunished and unreformed?
An altruistic act
is an act
performed for the welfare of others.
is the same in any two cases of the same kind of consciousness; for instance, if I think of Smith or think of Brown, the act
of thinking, in itself, is exactly similar on both occasions.