The Act


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The Act

A term of art for the primary piece of legislation which gives the General Medical Council (UK) its powers in relationship to its various functions, including regulating doctors’ fitness to practise.
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In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
The act is the same in any two cases of the same kind of consciousness; for instance, if I think of Smith or think of Brown, the act of thinking, in itself, is exactly similar on both occasions.
If an enemy kills an enemy, there is nothing to excite pity either in the act or the intention, --except so far as the suffering in itself is pitiful.
He halted with awkward abruptness, with stiff fore-legs bracing himself against his momentum, almost sitting down on his haunches, so desirous was he of avoiding contact with the dog he was in the act of attacking.
When the act was over Alexander and Mainhall strolled out into the corridor.
At the close of the act he therefore went to the baroness.
The act, therefore, establishing the Constitution, will not be a NATIONAL, but a FEDERAL act.
Number Thirteen did not know, of course, but the idea obtruded itself, and had sufficient weight to cause him to remain seated upon the edge of the bed meditating upon the act he contemplated.
On the other hand, there is evidence to show that the Iron Heel was responsible for the act.
But I am strongly inclined to suspect that the most frequent cause of variability may be attributed to the male and female reproductive elements having been affected prior to the act of conception.
The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster's spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.
It is urged that the authority which can declare the acts of another void, must necessarily be superior to the one whose acts may be declared void.