Sentence Examples with the word act up

He had, however, the courage to act up to his own professions in collocating the rollers (Coracias) with the beeeaters (Merops), and had the sagacity to surmise that Menura was not a Gallinaceous bird.

Apparently the horse knew the rider meant business, because it didn't act up again.

Urged by his Circassian mother, the sultan sought advice and counsel from Europe and endeavoured to act up to it.

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On the 16th of September his disapproval of the popular excesses at Warsaw caused him to quit the government after sacrificing half his fortune to the national cause; but it must be admitted that throughout the insurrection he did not act up to his great reputation.