(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (adjective) requiring or calling for much; demanding
What she’s saying is that manifestos, as a genre, aspire to an impossible kind of exigence. They conjure feelings of immediacy that cannot be borne out since, by nature, any published manifesto is doomed to make a delayed entrance
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.
commodities shaped by business exigencies and corporate strategies
As the exigencies of climate change begin to bear down on the West, the story of Butte becomes particularly important. A place that had so much wealth, whose land and people gave so much of themselves to the world, was left to clean up an impossible mess.
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.
they differed from their white counterparts only to the extent that their domestic aspirations were thwarted by the exigencies of the slave system