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Word: exigency

Definition: urgent situation; ADJ. exigent


Sentences Containing 'exigency'

But when it is applied to any other purpose, each carriage is supposed to pay for more than that wear and tear, and contributes to the supply of some other exigency of the state.
I learned, there, that he had gone to Lowestoft, to meet some sudden exigency of ship-repairing in which his skill was required; but that he would be back tomorrow morning, in good time.
If, upon any public exigency, it should become necessary to export the coin, the greater part of it would soon return again, of its own accord.
In a particular exigency, the people may, from great public zeal, make a great effort, and give up even a part of their capital, in order to relieve the state.
In this exigency, government can have no other resource but in borrowing.
It is a subsidiary fund, always at hand, to be mortgaged in aid of any other doubtful fund, upon which money is proposed to be raised in any exigency of the state.
The tax was to be paid but once, in order to relieve the state in a particular exigency.
To relieve the present exigency, is always the object which principally interests those immediately concerned in the administration of public affairs.
Whatever exigency of the state, therefore, this tax might be intended to supply, that exigency would be chiefly supplied at the expense of the poor, not of the rich; at the expense of those who are least able to supply it, not of those who are most able.
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