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  • Jack Raby, with the natural impulse of his age, forgetting his own lessons to Marianna, was very nearly giving way to a shout of joy as he found the boat floating freely on the ocean he had learned to love and to confide in; but he recollected himself in time, and merely uttered a whispered "hurra," which could not have been heard above the splash of the water on the rocks close above them.

    The Pirate of the Mediterranean A Tale of the Sea

  • “Hooray” can be dated back to 1686 and possibly comes from the German word “hurra,” thebattle-cry of Prussian soldiers during the War of Liberation (1812-13).

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  • I say hurra for my country, and the man that says hurra for Jackson, deserves not the name of a freeman, but he ought to be a subject of the autocrat of Russia, and have the yoke of tyranny placed upon his neck till he was bowed down, down to the very dust.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • The broadcast Misr al hurra Free Egypt by Egyptian exiles out of southern France in the 1960s was one of these attempts.

    The Coming Revolution

  • I hope they do because Buffy deserves its last hurra, there will never be a more deep, meaningful and kick ass show in the world that compares to Buffy.

    Rumor: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Back on the Big Screen? « FirstShowing.net

  • I had no idea new bike parts were so expensive. hurra for another week of bsnyc

    The Party's Over: Derailed by the Economy

  • The Footmen of England still yelled their terrific battle-cry, “Hurra, hurra!”

    The History of the Next French Revolution

  • The young Shanavans also united their boyish voices in a cheering hurra, which was echoed by two mounted policemen that rode beside them.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • To go no further in Europe than our immediate neighbour, France, let us ask whether Lord Palmerston did not bring us to the very verge, and keep us at it for many months, of actual war with that power, which is always unhappily eager to "cry hurra, and let slip the dogs of war;" and with reference to _us_, to go out of their way to create occasions for misunderstanding, and hostilities?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

  • King's-park, where wan and withered sporting debtors held up their hands and cried, Hurra -- hurra -- hurra -- without stop or stay, up the rocky way that leads to St. Anthony's Well and Chapel -- and now it was manifest that we were bound for the summit of Arthur's Seat.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 286, December 8, 1827

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