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in the act of

Definition of in the act of in English:

In the process of: they photographed him in the act of reading other people’s mail
More example sentences
  • His wife smelt something burning and went to investigate, only to find him in the act of now setting the room on fire.
  • Police believe he was in the act of transporting the bomb for paramilitary use when it blew up.
  • Why should they benefit from the protection of individual rights when they are in the act of violating another's rights?
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