Example sentences for: acting

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  • During the Vietnam War, some conscientious objectors believed they were acting for the good of the country and did so at great personal risk.

  • In later stages of tumorigenesis, TGFβ can act as a stimulator of invasion and metastasis [ 3 ] acting directly on the tumor cells or inducing angiogenesis and facilitating local and systemic immunosuppression, respectively [ 4 ] . For example, TGFβ may stimulate the expression of proteases such as uPA, MMP-3 or MMP-9, enzymes frequently overexpressed in invasive tumor cells [ 5 6 ] .

  • Blocked by the present political mood from acting in a direct, sensible way to create government programs where they are needed, Democrats would be tempted to operate Waxman-style, in an inefficient, subterranean way.

  • I haven't begun to talk about what may be the best part of the show--the acting.

  • The critics gripe a bit but still give a standing ovation to Mike Leigh's ( Secrets and Lies ) new film, about a short span in the lives and work of Gilbert and Sullivan as they compose and stage The Mikado . "Only a lunatic would call Topsy-Turvy , with its lame first hour and host of loose ends, a masterpiece, but by the finale I was ready to have myself committed" (David Edelstein, Slate ). It's "one of those films that create a mix of erudition, pageantry and delectable acting opportunities, much as Shakespeare in Love did last year," and it "vigorously and amusingly explore[s] what it means for an artist to renew his energies by returning to square one" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). Several note its slow start and general disorganization: "[I]t teases us with the feeling that Leigh had a basic plan for the picture and never realized it" (Stanley Kauffmann, the New Republic ). (Click to read the rest of Edelstein's review in


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