Definition of exigency:
jot, unavoidableness, tinderbox, parking brake, requirement, pass, nuisance, soupcon, emergency brake, trials and tribulations, baggage, taking into custody, speck, crunch, hand brake, over, catch, indispensableness, clutch, need, tinge, tweak, hot water, head, Dunkirk, necessary, necessity, demand, flash point, boiling point, difficulty, disturbance, distress, emergency, fate, help, essential, problem, contingency, issue, urgency, hardship, arrest, trouble, decide, indispensability, touch, juncture, mite, pinch, sine qua non, compulsion, exigence, crossroad, want, destiny, apprehension, conjuncture, requisite, burden, collar, zero hour, crunch time, fatality, extremity, breaking point, climacteric, hint.
- "The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart", Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff.
Let it also be considered that, either in the present confusion you settle a permanent contingent, which will and must be trifling, and then you have no effectual revenue; or you change the quota at every exigency, and then on every new repartition you will have a new quarrel.- "Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America", Edmund Burke.
It would not be reasonable to expect, that every case should be met, and every exigency anticipated, by adequate arrangements; but it is the duty of power, in whomsoever it is placed, to exert itself with unremitting anxiety, so as in the arrangements of man to approximate to the dispositions of nature, which are always marked by inexhaustible abundance, by appropriate benevolence, and by means commensurate to suitable and desirable ends.- "A Morning's Walk from London to Kew", Richard Phillips.