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  • v. Present participle of exhort.


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  • When I came back they were exhorting from the highest seats of authority to grow twenty-five per cent. less wheat or the bottom would fall out of the universe.

    A Briton Looks at the World

  • You have done very well in exhorting them to live up to the rules of the community, for in matters of reform, when people obtain any concession, however small, by force of clamouring, they immediately imagine that they have only to continue in order to obtain everything.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • But if liberty was given to others to exercise themselves occasionally in exhorting the brethren, generally, or small parties of the less instructed, the reference may be to them. he that giveth -- in the exercise of private benevolence probably, rather than in the discharge of diaconal duty. with simplicity -- so the word probably means.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • On receiving intelligence of the safety of the Earl, he visited the clan, and was strenuous in exhorting them to immediate action.

    The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne: A Highland Story

  • … therefore it is incumbent upon all patriotic Americans to be vigilant, and vocal in exhorting our/your local elections officials to get optical scanning votin machines installed BEFORE this election …

    Think Progress » 60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall 2002

  • On the Offensive See a script of Countrywide's telephone conference call exhorting internal "opinion leaders" to help repair its image.

    Countrywide Tells Workers,

  • This age-old resentment translates itself into the need for Old Europe to devote much more effort to "exhorting" the "post-communist" members than it would like to.

    RIA Novosti

  • It is used most frequently by St. Luke in a very intense signification; and is sometimes joined with exhorting, which is an earnest persuading to a thing, (Acts ii.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 07.

  • As for the phrase magic mushroom, it would have to wait until 1957, when it first turned up in a Life magazine article that a young Professor Timothy Leary would read with interest before trying magic mushrooms himself and exhorting everyone else in the USA similarly to indulge.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Two of Gadhafi's sons — al-Saadi and Seif al-Islam — reportedly were in Bani Walid at some point after the fall of Tripoli, exhorting loyalists to keep fighting.

    Libya fighters' push stalled by Gadhafi troops


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