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action

1. n. excitement; activity in general; whatever is happening. This place is dull. I want some action!
2. n. a share of something; a share of the winnings or of the booty. (see also piece (of the action).) I did my share of the work, and I want my share of the action.
3. n. sex; copulation. All those guys are just trying for a little action.
4. n. illegal activity; commerce in drugs; acts of crime. (Underworld.) Things have been a little slow here, but there’s some action on the East Coast.
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We therefore look for some other interpretation of our actions, and regard our friends as very unjust when they refuse to be convinced by our repudiation of what we hold to be a calumny.
The connection of dreams, irrational beliefs and foolish actions with unconscious wishes has been brought to light, though with some exaggeration, by Freud and Jung and their followers.
What, I think, is clearly established, is that a man's actions and beliefs may be wholly dominated by a desire of which he is quite unconscious, and which he indignantly repudiates when it is suggested to him.
Returning from this digression to our main topic, namely, the criticism of "consciousness," we observe that Freud and his followers, though they have demonstrated beyond dispute the immense importance of "unconscious" desires in determining our actions and beliefs, have not attempted the task of telling us what an "unconscious" desire actually is, and have thus invested their doctrine with an air of mystery and mythology which forms a large part of its popular attractiveness.
Action or Product: Toilet flush valves/water-saving shower heads
10) Establishing a link between the unwelcome, improper sexual conduct and the employer's action is crucial to proving quid pro quo sexual harassment.
In light of the continued IRS refusal to refund taxpayer's overpayments, the class action seeks relief on behalf of all similarly situated taxpayers.
An Emergency Action Plan outlines the procedures for a buildings response to a non-fire-related emergency involving an explosion, biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear or hazardous materials incident, natural disasters such as a hurricane or earthquake, or other emergency conditions that occur inside or in close proximity to their buildings.
She advocated action research as a way to bridge the gap between counseling practice and research.
Furthermore, school leaders are being urged to be proactive and to focus on improving learning by encouraging teachers to conduct action research at the classroom level (McTighe, Seif, & Wiggins, 2004).
The ideals of affirmative action have become conflated with the proposition that there is a black way to be .
Merenda, Commissioner of the Department's Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs today announced 63 disciplinary actions taken by the following state boards between October and December of 2004: Accountancy; Architects; Auctioneer Examiners; Barber Examiners; Certified Real Estate Appraisers; Cosmetology; Funeral Directors; Landscape Architects; and Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.
Initiation of a formal enforcement action against Jean Peyrelevade, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Credit Lyonnais, seeking to prohibit him from the U.
In class actions, the IRS and the circuit courts have taken different approaches on the proper tax treatment of fee awards in "opt-in" and "opt out" class action lawsuits.
The affirmative action debate challenges us to consider who really counts as an American and who we are to be as a nation.