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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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6 years, 6 months ago


in accordance with the exigencies of the moment

—p.54 Realism in the Balance (28) by György Lukács
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6 years, 7 months ago


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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6 years, 9 months ago


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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7 years ago


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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6 years, 6 months ago


the contradictory exigencies of those Palestinians who remained within Israeli jurisdiction after the nakba

—p.207 Writing Hope: Politics and the Novel (205) missing author
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4 months, 2 weeks ago


preferential technics blends the technical exigencies of circulation

—p.45 Too Much Music (22) by Nick Seaver
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8 months, 3 weeks ago


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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6 years, 8 months ago


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

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—p.xviii Introduction (vii) by Sheila Liming
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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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6 years, 8 months ago


a romantic reaction against the sterile exigencies of urban life

—p.14 Dispatch from Flyover Country (3) by Meghan O'Gieblyn
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4 years, 2 months ago


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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6 years, 8 months ago


Is there no surplus beyond this surplus? A level of repression, including sadism, excessive even for the exigencies of the class rule which has thrown it up?

—p.37 On Social Saidsm (17) 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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Any narrative that moves from scene to scene and episode to episode not according to the exigencies of cause and effect but according to some abstract scheme

—p.84 Metafiction, Deconstruction, and Jazzing Around (82) by John Gardner
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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.

—p.48 Lives of the Saints (47) missing author
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4 years, 2 months ago


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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6 years, 9 months ago


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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6 years, 8 months ago


I wanted to write a story that created just that mood—a pink hotel, Albinoni, ashes, and being unable to leave—in an exigent and dignified fashion.

—p.58 by Elif Batuman
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2 years, 10 months ago


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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5 years, 5 months ago


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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6 years, 6 months ago


they differed from their white counterparts only to the extent that their domestic aspirations were thwarted by the exigencies of the slave system

—p.4 THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY: STANDARDS FOR A NEW WOMANHOOD (3) by Angela Y. Davis
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1 year, 3 months ago


A former pornographer, he would transform himself into a Marxist saboteur and an AIDS activist, made and remade by the exigencies of each successive decade.

—p.181 On Gary Indiana (171) by n+1
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4 years, 2 months ago