exigence


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ex·i·gence

 (ĕk′sə-jəns)
n.
Exigency.
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exigence

noun
1. The condition of being in need of immediate assistance:
2. A condition in which something necessary or desirable is required or wanted:
3. A decisive point:
4. Something asked for or needed:
demand, exigency (often used in plural), need, want.
Translations

exigence

, exigency
n
usu pl (= requirement)(An)forderung f; (of situation)Erfordernis nt
(= emergency)Notlage f
(= urgency)Dringlichkeit f
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One consolation however remained for them, to which the exigence of the moment gave more than usual propriety; it was that of running with all possible speed down the steep side of the hill which led immediately to their garden gate.
Their villages or towns consist of these huts; yet even of such villages they have but few, because the grandees, the viceroys, and the Emperor himself are always in the camp, that they may be prepared, upon the most sudden summons, to go where the exigence of affairs demands their presence.
In such and exigence, my uncle's advice and assistance would be everything in the world; he will immediately comprehend what I must feel, and I rely upon his goodness."
He had no remedy in this exigence but to go with the ship, and had a pretty good voyage as far as the Banks (so they call the place where they catch the fish), where, meeting with a French ship bound from France to Quebec, and from thence to Martinico, to carry provisions, he thought he should have an opportunity to complete his first design, but when he came to Quebec, the master of the ship died, and the vessel proceeded no further; so the next voyage he shipped himself for France, in the ship that was burned when we took them up at sea, and then shipped with us for the East Indies, as I have already said.
I told him the dreadful exigence I was in; that my love to him, and his offering to have me forget that affection and remove it to another, had thrown me down; and that I had a thousand times wished I might die rather than recover, and to have the same circumstances to struggle with as I had before, and that his backwardness to life had been the great reason of the slowness of my recovering.
En effet, les resultats de l'etude susmentionnee indiquent que 61% des usagers des services d'etat-civil ont ete soumis a une exigence de presentation de pieces d'identite des parents au moment de la declaration.
On retorquera a ces fantaisies que le respect tout d'abord, des diverses constituantes du gouvernement, s'avere donc necessairement une deontologie vertueuse avant de se constituer aussi en une exigence solidaire.
Il s'agit effectivement d'une exigence strategique, defendue par la classe politique dans son ecrasante majorite, y compris les representants des partis de l'opposition emettant de serieuses reserves.
Le pays devrait aussi acceder a une autre exigence de Washington : tous les migrants venant faire une demande d'asile aux Eetats-Unis seront renvoyes au Mexique en attendant qu'elle soit traitee par les tribunaux americains.
He argued that the rhetorical situation is one marked by an "exigence which strongly invites" (5) a discursive response "capable of participating with the situation and thereby altering its reality" (6).
Bill Gaytten artistic director for Maison Galliano commented"In our luxury world of fashion and with the exigence of haute-couture, we need workshops like World Tricot".
Rhetorical situation was, for me at least, a kind of threshold concept, transforming how I understood not only rhetoric, but also life itself, oriented to exigence, bounded by constraints, available for various kinds of action.