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  • v. Present participle of hurrah.


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  • "What are you 'hurrahing' about?" asked his father.

    The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West

  • The service was followed by the conventional wedding-breakfast; the congratulations of friends, and the rattling away of the bridal-carriage to the "hurrahing" of the servants and the villagers; and the

    The Squire of Sandal-Side A Pastoral Romance

  • When the troops stopped to rest in a woods, the shoemaker pursued them, hurrahing for King George.

    Against Rebellion

  • A little flotilla, gay with bunting, was making for a big sea-going paddle-boat, there were banners flying, and people waving and hurrahing, and a tug was squirting its hoses high into the air, making watery rainbows in the sunlight, very pretty to see.


  • One barefoot rascal dragged off the dead man's boots, and then Mrs Popplewell, who was with me at the window, cried: "Oh, sweet Jesus!" and turned away, for the rest of them were hurrahing round the corpse, egging on one who knelt and sawed at its head and presently came running to the hotel, bellowing who wanted a couple o 'abolitionist souvenirs, hey - and I saw he was flourishing Newby's bloody ears aloft.


  • They carried them all around the amphitheater, hurrahing and hailing the troupe.

    Kenny & the Dragon

  • The appointment of the social entrepreneur, pastor and ex-young offenders Governor Ray Lewis as "a Deputy Mayor" Telegraph, Pic Justin Sutcliffe has caused a great hurrahing in some quarters, and not a little harumphing in others.

    Archive 2008-05-04

  • The Earl of Kildare, the governor of Ireland, declared that he believed the boy to be what the priest represented; and the boy, who had been well tutored by the priest, told them such things of his childhood, and gave them so many descriptions of the Royal Family, that they were perpetually shouting and hurrahing, and drinking his health, and making all kinds of noisy and thirsty demonstrations, to express their belief in him.

    A Child's History of England

  • But unless they were frustrated by some undiplomatic town marshal, their spontaneous hurrahing did not last long or create much havoc.


  • A few minutes after his arrest, a bunch of cowboys started hurrahing the town, and Wyatt Earp offered to help the deputy marshal quiet them down.



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