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Definition of Agent


  1. Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
  2. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
  3. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
  4. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.

Agent Quotations

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs

I am called an Islamic fundamentalist by Rushdie. My critics in Pakistan say I am a Zionist agent. I must be doing something right.
Imran Khan

I don't believe in an outside agent that creates the world, then walks away. But I feel very strongly there is an intelligence at work in every flower, in every blade of grass, in every cell of my body. And it is that intelligence that, I wouldn't say created the universe. It is creating the universe. It's an ongoing process.
Eckhart Tolle

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
Henry David Thoreau

Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
William Shakespeare
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Agent Translations

agent in Danish is agent
agent in Dutch is vertegenwoordiger, dealer, agent
agent in French is agent
agent in German is Agent {m}, Agent {m}, Vertreter {m}
agent in Italian is agente
agent in Latin is procurator
agent in Portuguese is agente
agent in Spanish is represantante, agente
agent in Swedish is agent, ombud
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