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In July of 1536, the authority of the Pope was declared void in England by an act of Parliament.

Bahrain's small size and central location among countries of the Persian Gulf require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors.

Maxwell Maltz once said that we must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act because everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.

The union's support of the deal is viewed by many members as an act of betrayal.

Our company is opening a new branch in Chicago, and they want me to act as the manager there.

Benjamin Disraeli once noted that great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.

Vanessa tried to act casual when Ben came into the room, but in reality, she felt a little nervous.

Charles Kingsley once observed that we act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.



Auden once suggested that all works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will, but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work "comes" to him.

Bill Cosby once said that having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

Religious rites develop as rules of conduct prescribing how people are expected to act in the presence of the sacred.

Psychologist Carl Rogers suggested that, in general, people act in ways that supports rather than contradicts their own beliefs about themselves.

Counseling suicide is a criminal act in this country.

Today, a lone terrorist with a crude nuclear bomb can threaten or kill tens of thousands of people in a single act of destruction.

Many of the states have failed to meet the deadline set by the Clean Air Act requiring them to submit their plans on reducing air pollution.

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