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Usage examples for acting

  1. He appeared to be in a reverie, and the younger lady glanced across at him, as she answered: " I am afraid that he is only acting blind!" – Bijou by Gyp
  2. If I could but explain to him how I have been acting a part towards him- all for his good!" – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  3. She was always acting. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. The third time it was pulled through by extraordinary efforts on the part of the acting- manager, Ambivius Turpio. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  5. He seemed quite ignorant and innocent, till I took it from him; and then he put it off with a laugh, acting his part with so much address, that it was hardly possible for me to be angry with him; so that we remained good friends, and he accompanied me on board to dinner. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  6. Consult with me before acting. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  7. Yes; he was in the habit of acting for his very old friend Mr. John Grey. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  8. Might not she too have been acting! – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  9. And you, acting as my agent, have read them. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  10. He rose, and walked quietly in with the slow careful acting of one who knows that his every action is watched, and, wondering at his friend's change, the doctor rose and followed. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  11. It was all a kind of play- acting, very pleasant if you'd nothing better to do, and that was all. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  12. I heard Aunt Amy say the other day that she didn't think it was right for children to see acting, and Mother always does the opposite to what Aunt Amy says, so p'r'aps it will be all right. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  13. You need not hold me, she added to the two men from outside, who were acting as guards. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  14. It is this very acting. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  15. We've been acting like fools. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  16. Acting on the hint, Sir Norman seized the lamp burning on the table, and started on the search. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  17. That's what I call acting like a gentleman, that is. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
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