urgency


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urgency

noun crisis, critical situation, crucial situation, dire necessity, emergency, exigency, expeditious need, hurried need, immediate need, importance, instant need, matter of life and death, necessity, pressing need, urgent need
Associated concepts: good samaritan laws, in extremis, stay of execution, statute of limitations, temporary restraining order
See also: coercion, compulsion, dispatch, emergency, exigency, force, haste, importance, necessity, need, pressure, priority, requirement, stress
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One could comprehend the necessity of the cold and the urgency of the cloak.
You understand me," replied Villefort, affectionately; "when I say any one, -- pardon my urgency, -- to any one living I mean?
Oh, mon Dieu, it is a matter of the greatest urgency to find them out," said the queen, "since you think these worthy gentlemen might be so useful to the king.
Moreover, though he was neither like Crimsworth nor Lord Tynedale, yet he was acrid, and, I suspected, overbearing in his way: there was a tone of despotism in the urgency of the very reproaches by which, he aimed at goading the oppressed into rebellion against the oppressor.
Unable to resist the kind urgency of the travellers any longer, the youth, though still with an unaccountable reluctance, suffered himself to be persuaded to enter the sleigh.
It may hereafter be in my power, or in yours(I hope it will), to procure him better preferment; but it must not be forgotten that no benefit of that sort would have been beyond his natural claims on us, and that nothing can, in fact, be an equivalent for the certain advantage which he is now obliged to forego through the urgency of your debts.
Without urgency, without necessity, I never would have done it, and I would have disappeared, mute and insignificant as I always have been.
The Admiral's kind urgency came in support of his wife's; they would not be refused; they compressed themselves into the smallest possible space to leave her a corner, and Captain Wentworth, without saying a word, turned to her, and quietly obliged her to be assisted into the carriage.
I confess that in spite of this urgency I was guilty of the indiscretion of lingering; it held me there to think that I was nearer the documents I coveted-- that they were probably put away somewhere in the faded, unsociable room.
And now you see the deadly urgency of this new case, and why I urged young Openshaw to caution.
The barren scene, the sense of loneliness, and the mystery and urgency of my task all struck a chill into my heart.
The urgency of his request seemed to impress Madame Filisoff, and she put on a knowing expression, as if to say, "You need not be afraid, I quite understand.