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Why have you refused to take action against Roden and Von Holzen?

Here, as I believe, is one direction in which the State should take action.

That brought matters to a head, and compelled me to take action.

He hoped the convention would not take action on this question.

I tell him I have "informal" news from the French but dare not take action on that.

I am not so mad,' said he, 'as to take action against my benefactor.'

He assembled four men at an ale-house, and they agreed to take action.

This letter irritated the meeting, and it declined to take action upon it.

Petitions began to pour in asking Congress to take action in the case.

Summer was well advanced before the King was ready to take action.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "cause or grounds for a lawsuit," from Anglo-French accioun, Old French accion (12c.) "action, lawsuit, case," from Latin actionem (nominative actio) "a putting in motion; a performing, doing," noun of action from past participle stem of agere "to do" (see act (v.)). Sense of "something done, an act, deed" is late 14c. Meaning "fighting" is from c.1600. As a film director's command, it is attested from 1923. Meaning "excitement" is recorded from 1968. Phrase actions speak louder than words is attested from 1731.

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