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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Situations requiring immediate actions. The things you must do in order to deal with a difficult or urgent situation.

Usage examples (36)
  • The police had to deal with several exigencies before they could capture the suspect legally.
  • Noun, : the exigencies of city life. ,He promised help in any exigency
  • 'Only, I suppose, of what are called the exigencies of business.
  • So I hide behind certain exigencies of the household and my desire to secure my husband’s happiness. for more
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