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  • v. Plural form of urging, present participle of urge.


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  • I don’t know if it was meant to be urgings from the Force but Luke played the “game” like a true master.

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  • By degrees, though, the cloud that had been over his understanding seemed to float away, and as they were nearing the harbour he began to recall the urgings he had received to leap from Carn Du, which now stood up black and forbidding on his left; the swim out to the lugger and round; and then -- "Well, how do you feel now, lad?" said the master.

    A Terrible Coward

  • In 2005, after urgings from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other groups, US Lacrosse required that girls and women wear eye protection.

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  • While I think that Clinton is still newsworthy, I do agree that the private element to these "urgings" is a little troubling.

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  • As of 5 a.m. this morning Cairo time, we had some preliminary data on the Egyptian government's response to Secretary Clinton's urgings.

    Robert Naiman: Hillary Could Do More to Stay Pharaoh's Hand

  • Borckman felt the abysmal urgings of the beast, as a beast, to prove himself master of this four-legged beast.


  • This brought livelier urgings and encouragements from Skipper, and made him almost frantic.


  • One of Mr. De Falco's more colorful Italian-language urgings—which translates, roughly, as "Get back on board, damn it!"

    Italy Probes Captain's Call With Boss

  • He could quickly get on terms with them because, despite my urgings, he was usually dressed like a vagrant, wearing a grubby shirt or T-shirt, jeans or jogger bottoms, and battered sneakers, and with his hair all awry.

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  • The brutal military suppression of protest in Bahrain as well as Yemeni President Saleh's massacre of 50 protestors by sniper fire reflect the urgings of the al-Saud family and the line taken by King Abdullah that he will "never accept a Shia government in Bahrain -- never."

    Alastair Crooke: The Saudi Counter-Revolution


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