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- adj. Serving to exhort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to exhortation; hortatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to exhort; serving for exhortation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving strong encouragement
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With her spiked, streaked hair and rapid-fire, exhortatory way of speaking, Mari Carmen Ramírez, the curator of Latin American art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, could easily have been a political agitator.
Sitting beneath maps of the West Bank and exhortatory posters - "Silwan is our home" - that ring the tarp's "walls," local residents explain their situation to small groups of tourists and visiting journalists.
The third ability, exercitatio or imitatio (practice), is in fact the exhortatory objective of the dystich and — recalling the fixing gazes of Federico and the goddess Rhetoric — of the Gubbio studiolo in general.
If the syntax is modifying, is its mood declarative (those affections and recollections do uphold us), or imperative/exhortatory (Uphold us, truths that wake!)?
Although this passage likely refers to the death of Duke Federico, on 10 September 1482, its exhortatory tone is akin to the fixing gaze of the goddess Rhetoric.
“Ought not” and the “wisdom of the government” sound more exhortatory than mandatory.
Delivered in Obama's exhortatory cadences, the words are uplifting.
It was, I considered (perhaps under the influence of the kind smile and exhortatory squeeze on the arm bestowed on me by Jimmy Carter, president of my darkest adolescence, as he passed me in the doorway of a LoDo Mexican restaurant), like the change that might occur between the first and second volumes of some spectacular science fiction fantasy epic.
Translating King's exhortatory metaphor into granite might seem hackneyed, and so might the idea of having his figure emerge from the granite.
In 1873, twelve states had “some form of institutionalized insurance regulation”; in 1890, seventeen states; in 1905, twenty-two.8 Early commissions were usually advisory or exhortatory; they built up their bureaucratic traditions, and gained power and skill, unevenly but definitely.