- n. Plural form of exhortation.
“He deals more in exhortations, because those intent on useless questions needed chiefly to be recalled to the study of a holy, moral life; for nothing so effectually allays men's wandering curiosity, as the being brought to recognize those duties in which they ought to exercise themselves" [Calvin]. speak -- without restraint: contrast Tit 1: 11, "mouths ... stopped." doctrine -- "instruction" or "teaching.”
“It’s that time of year — the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on the Jewish calendar — when my inbox gets filled with exhortations from the philo-semites of the evangelical world who believe these holidays foretell the time when we Jews will be blinded by the light at Armageddon and become followers of Jesus.”
“Under such conditions, God and his exhortations are therefore superfluous, and the task before the ethical philosopher is to determine why God (or anyone else) would be constrained to consider particular actions right or wrong.”
“She might simply never have been there at all, never crooked her fingers in midair when we made love, never called exhortations against my neck, never uttered hoarse cries for the light to be switched on … Finally I couldn't stand it and walked through the drizzle to the pub.”
“The constant topic of his exhortations was the necessity of parish schools.”
“However, we made up for it now by an outburst of indignation and resentment, especially violent on my part; whereupon, the sage Allie turned my own moral lecture, so lately delivered, upon myself, recalling my exhortations to the effect that we should be patient and forgiving with one so sorely afflicted as Matty Blair.”
“If God doth immediately and irresistibly incline or move the wills of the saints to do the things which accompany perseverance, the said exhortations can be no means of effecting this perseverance; for the will, being physically and irresistibly acted and drawn by God to do such and such things, needeth no addition of moral means, such as exhortations are (if they be any), in order hereunto.”
“Mobilization or exhortations by clergy seem not to be a major factor in explaining good neighborliness.”
“Their irresponsible propping up of George W. Bush cost them their credibility, and the dysfunctions of teabaggers, birthers and deathers exacerbated by the irresponsible exhortations of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are costing them their viability.”
“Wild “zulu exhortations”? hmmm … the plot thickens.”
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