Definitions

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  • n. Exhortation

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  • n. Exhortation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Persuasion; exhortation.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek παραίνεσις (parainesis, "exhortation, address")

Examples

  • The common element must therefore depart from the Midrash on the one hand and from parenesis on the other.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 1

  • Paul’s rapid-fire words of advice — a style scripture scholar Calvin Roetzel colorfully dubbed “shotgun parenesis” — seem to fit my life these days.

    Column: Prayer and Patience

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