actuosity

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Noun[edit]

actuosity ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Abundant activity.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. H. More to this entry?)
    • 1975, Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong (translators), Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers (volume 4, page 296)
      As soon as the religious leaves the existential present, where it is sheer actuosity, it immediately becomes milder. The process of religion's becoming milder and thereby less true is directly recognizable by its becoming a doctrine. As soon as it becomes doctrine, the religious does not have absolute urgency.

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