practising

practising

(ˈpræktɪsɪŋ) or

practicing

adj
1. (Theology) active with regard to a particular religion or belief system: a practising Catholic.
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) active with regard to a particular religion or belief system: a practising Catholic.
3. (Professions) active in a particular profession: a practising doctor.
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practising

practicing (US) [ˈpræktɪsɪŋ] ADJ [lawyer, physician, teacher] → que ejerce como tal; [Catholic, Muslim] → practicante
he's a practising homosexualmantiene relaciones homosexuales
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practising

[ˈpræktɪsɪŋ] (British) practicing (US) adj
[Christian, Muslim] → pratiquant(e)
She's a practising Catholic → Elle est catholique pratiquante.
[lawyer] → plaidant(e); [architect, teacher] → en exercice practising doctor, practising dentist
[homosexual] → pratiquant(e) m/fpractising dentist (British) practicing dentist (US) ndentiste m/f praticienpractising doctor (British) practicing doctor (US) nmédecin m/f praticien(ne)
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practising

, (US) practicing
adj lawyer, doctor, homosexualpraktizierend; Christian also, socialistaktiv; teacherim Beruf stehend, seinen Beruf ausübend
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practising

practicing (Am) [ˈpræktɪsɪŋ] adj (lawyer) → che esercita (la professione); (Jew, Catholic) → praticante; (homosexual) → che è attivo/a
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References in classic literature ?
Where attempts have not been made to reconcile the two moralities, they may be described as follows:--All is GOOD in the noble morality which proceeds from strength, power, health, well-constitutedness, happiness, and awfulness; for, the motive force behind the people practising it is "the struggle for power." The antithesis "good and bad" to this first class means the same as "noble" and "despicable." "Bad" in the master-morality must be applied to the coward, to all acts that spring from weakness, to the man with "an eye to the main chance," who would forsake everything in order to live.
Pity, the obliging hand, the warm heart, patience, industry, and humility--these are unquestionably the qualities we shall here find flooded with the light of approval and admiration; because they are the most USEFUL qualities--; they make life endurable, they are of assistance in the "struggle for existence" which is the motive force behind the people practising this morality.
But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault-- because I will not take the trouble of practising. It is not that I do not believe MY fingers as capable as any other woman's of superior execution."
Or is the same control to be extended to other artists, and are they also to be prohibited from exhibiting the opposite forms of vice and intemperance and meanness and indecency in sculpture and building and the other creative arts; and is he who cannot conform to this rule of ours to be prevented from practising his art in our State, lest the taste of our citizens be corrupted by him?
But Lydgate meant to innovate in his treatment also, and he was wise enough to see that the best security for his practising honestly according to his belief was to get rid of systematic temptations to the contrary.