I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VIII. CAUSATION

3. POWER IN OPERATION

Agency.

[Nouns] agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; procurement.

causation [more]; instrumentality [more]; influence [more]; action (voluntary) [more]; modus operandi [more].

quickening power, maintaining power, sustaining power; home stroke.

[Verbs] be in action; operate, work; act, act upon; perform, play, support, sustain, strain, maintain, take effect, quicken, strike.

come play, come bring into operation; have play, have free play; bring to bear upon.

[Adjectives] operative, efficient, efficacious, practical, effectual.

at work, on foot; acting (doing) [more]; in operation, in force, in action, in play, in exercise; acted upon, wrought upon.

[Adverbs] by the agency of; through (instrumentality) [more]; by means of [more].

[Phrases] "I myself must mix with action lest I wither by despair" [Tennyson].

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