Acquiescency

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acquiescency The quality of being acquiescent; acquiescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acquiescency The state of being acquiescent; a condition of silent submission or assent.
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Quotations

  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.”
  • Richard Cecil
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    “The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.”

Usage

In literature:

He did not recommend any particular plan of action, and he willingly acquiesced in and adopted ours.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Lastly, mark the calm final acquiescence in the loving necessity of continued sorrow.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Only to acquiescence can we attain.
"Browning's Heroines" by Ethel Colburn Mayne
If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the government must cease.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
The captain acquiesced, and every article that could be got at was, as soon as possible, committed to the sea.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
I hope you will acquiesce in Martin, keeping equally clear of Peter and Jack.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
Winifred acquiesced in the views of the weather expressed, and a hint of the chilliness seemed to have crept into the interior.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
His mother silently acquiesced.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
But it must not be supposed that all the party acquiesced in this arrangement.
"The Crew of the Water Wagtail" by R.M. Ballantyne
The acquiescence in Japanese demands for Kiau-Chau was clearly dictated by expediency rather than by justice.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
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In poetry:

The engines throbbed with their constant beat;
Your heart was nearer, and all I heard;
Your lips were salt, but I found them sweet,
While, acquiescent, you spoke no word.
"Sea Song" by Laurence Hope
The will to life is remorselessly exploding all eternity
there is no death
we must acquiesce
there is no and then the yes
yes we want it so
we can't choose the absolute nothing
"Fate" by Ivan Blatny
The pompous penguins made us smile
just as they did, ah ! years ago.
We watched them strut in single file,
their shirts as white as driven snow.
"It's jolly being here," I said.
He jerked an acquiescent head.
"AT THE ZOO" by Wilhelmina Stitch
So, still within this life,
Though lifted o'er its strife,
Let me discern, compare, pronounce at last,
This rage was right i' the main,
That acquiescence vain:
The Future I may face now I have proved the Past."
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
She "softly added"; "she alleged";
He "consciously invited";
She "then corrected"; William "hedged";
She "prettily recited";
She "nodded," "stormed," and "acquiesced";
He "promised," "hastened," and "confessed."
"Monotonous Variety" by Franklin Pierce Adams
THE husband who so fully gave consent,
Was led his partner's suff'rings to lament
The spirit of a queen in truth she showed,
When cuckoldom was on her spouse bestowed;
In decoration, forced to acquiesce,
She would not condescend to join caress.
"The Mandrake" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Croats Widen Threat to Rebel Serbs, and Diplomats Seem to Acquiesce .
Beating 'Compliance Acquiescence Disorder' in school.
Vienna Plan Redux Requires Investor Acquiescence : Euro Credit.
What to Do About Obama's Assault on Israel: Acquiescence or Confrontation.
Ed Koch writes about his disappointment over "the lengthy acquiescence of members of Congress to Obama's actions" regarding Israel.
AOPA is objecting to Lycoming's proposal to "retire" more than 5,000 crankshafts , and the association is asking that the FAA not acquiesce to the company's plan.
In a dramatic reversal, Eyewitness News has learned exclusively that Grace Lee has acquiesced to her parents' wishes and has declared that she no longer wishes to be disconnected from life-support at North Shore Hospital.
When looking for hopeful signs of a move to the center by the Obama administration, observers point to the about-face on the 2011 troop-withdrawal deadline in Afghanistan and to possible acquiescence in extending the Bush tax cuts.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
For acquiescing to that whole "quote approval" thing.
Should Goodell acquiesce to their request.
0 I n previous columns (here, here, here, and here) I have written on the absurd lengths the city government of Los Angeles has gone to in acquiescing to the demands of illegal aliens.
The supreme Hamas leader's first-ever visit to the Gaza Strip this weekend signals growing regional acceptance of the Islamic militant movement in charge of the once isolated territory and grudging acquiescence by Israel.
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In science:

However, G.A.T. and Abhijit S. have conspired to offer as an 80th year birthday gift to me the first-author-place for which I have acquiesced to emphasize the 43 years of a most enjoyable collaboration with G.A.T. and the almost 20 years with Abhijit on this problem.
The Hubble Constant: A Summary of the HST Program for the Luminosity Calibration of Type Ia Supernovae by Means of Cepheids
E → M at x ∈ E is cal led a Dn+1 -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x if it acquiesces in the fol lowing two conditions: 1. bπn+1,n (∇x ) is a Dn -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x. 2.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
E → M at x ∈ E is cal led a Dn+1 -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x if it acquiesces in the fol lowing two conditions: 1. bπn+1,n (∇x ) is a Dn -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x. 2.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-2
In fact, it is rather surprising how easily observers have acquiesced in the past to the treatment of their data by mean field theories (‘sorry but your observations are just turbulence, they have to be averaged out’).
Theories of the solar cycle : a critical view
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