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(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (adjective) requiring or calling for much; demanding

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Machine production follows directly from, maximally effects, and enters into synergy with capital's exigency to reduce the need for human labour and to continually increase levels of production.

—p.38 Introduction (1) by Armen Avanessian, Robin Mackay
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in accordance with the exigencies of the moment

—p.54 Realism in the Balance (28) by György Lukács
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put under pressure by the exigencies of its most powerful social groups

—p.123 The One That Got Away (123) by Yanis Varoufakis
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Thinking back on those exigent weeks, on the ferocity of the climate and the work load

—p.317 An Examined Life (316) by George Steiner
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If it's a little money, the dream must not be fervently felt. If it's a lot of money, the dream is exigent.

—p.35 Triumph of the Shill (31) missing author
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some form of 'creative' escape from the exigencies of high-powered theory

—p.12 Roots: structuralism and New Criticism (1) by Christopher Norris
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As couples spend more time in employment, they have less time for children. This means they must externalize childcare, either to the market or to the state. Of course many have no children at all, devoting their time entirely to the exigencies and attractions, as the case may be, of work and consumption.

—p.218 How to Study Contemporary Capitalism? (201) by Wolfgang Streeck
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it is not their softening hearts that drives this. It is anxiety at waves of peasant riots and rebellions, and it is the exigencies of development

on Alexander II emancipating serfs in 1861

—p.7 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) by China Miéville
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I was always ready to sacrifice purity of form to the exigencies of fantastic content, causing form to bulge and burst like a sponge-bag containing a small furious devil

—p.290 by Vladimir Nabokov
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commodities shaped by business exigencies and corporate strategies

—p.82 Ratings and the Institutional Approach: A Third Answer to the Commodity Question (75) by Eileen R. Meehan
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In the meantime people deal with history as a compound mixture of exigencies, obligations, and potentialities that have to be worked through in practice, on their own terms, collectively and immanently.

—p.159 Chapter 7: The Dialectic of Indebtedness (155) by Richard Dienst
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The Future of Fiction
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The Future of Fiction
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The Future of Fiction
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we can repossess what the exigencies of living in a high-speed information age are denying us

—p.12 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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a university system ever more attuned to the exigencies of the market

—p.167 The Sting of Knowledge (162) missing author
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the freedom of man and the coming of the classless society are likewise absolute goals, unconditioned exigencies which literature can reflect in its own exigency

—p.203 Situation of the Writer in 1947 (128) by Jean-Paul Sartre
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