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I have exhorted and encouraged her, but it has to be her decision.
  to urge strongly
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  • I have exhorted and encouraged her, but it has to be her decision.
  • The organization exhorts people to be environmentally conscious.
  • Some religions require or strongly exhort believers to travel to their sacred places.
  • Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ’jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
    Zora Neale Hurston

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  • [description of a second-century church service] And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things.
    Christianity - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • And now gradually the sentences of exhortation shortened, grew sharper, like commands;
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I’ll end my exhortation after dinner.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • he exhorted her, pleaded with her not to quit, no matter what.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • exhorted and threatened
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • she called to Enkidu with this exhortation:
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh

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  • Chuck Muckle exhorted the newly arrived lawmen to arrest the protesters for trespassing, truancy, and disturbing the peace.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • They continued to walk onward, while the elder traveller exhorted his companion to make good speed and...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • With subterranean rumblings Queenie jogged slowly down the drive and turned into the street, where Luster exhorted her into a gait resembling a prolonged and suspended fall in a forward direction.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • In the sun-dappled quad, bagpipes whined and Texas governor Ann Richards exhorted my classmates and me to get out there and show the world what kind of women we were.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He seemed to be everywhere at once, exhorting his teammates, zipping up ropes and racing under low-slung barbed wire.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • She exhorted the kids to study hard and keep quiet or face the possibility of incurring the disfavor of the teacher who ruled them.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • And here in the depths of the camp, huddled dangerously in the dark around the precious little box, men and women would listen to the far faint sound of a Chopin polonaise, and to voices of exhortation and good tidings and support, and would feel the closest thing to a restoration of life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This time, Dougal was still exhorting the crowd, a hand on Jamie’s bare shoulder, when one of the onlookers, a young lout with long, dirty brown hair, made some personal remark to Jamie.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "C’mon," I exhorted, "you put it in play.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He very soon distinguished himself among his brethren, and was soon made a class-leader and exhorter.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It behoves you; therefore, to exhort her to repentance and to confession, as a proof and consequence thereof.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • By all means, be as wise as Nestor and as prudent as Ulysses; I do more than permit, I exhort you.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In the Sin-On Bible, John 5:14 exhorted the believers not to "sin no more," but to "sin on more!"
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He imagined men such as he had himself been a fortnight ago, and he addressed an edifying exhortation to them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In those bright days of truancy we had never thought of What We Owed Devon, as the sermon this opening day exhorted us to do.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • In fact, the exhortation seemed rather a superfluous one to a man with a great pair of iron fetters on his feet.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Hereupon Startop took him in hand, though with a much better grace than I had shown, and exhorted him to be a little more agreeable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ’Now, men,’ he exhorted.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • R.C. Well, I pray God grant you repentance: I did not ask you to exhort a confession; but I asked you because I see you have more knowledge of what is good than your companions.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He remained there for a fortnight, preaching, administering the sacrament, teaching, exhorting.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They mutually exhorted each other to be of use in the event of the chances of war throwing either of the parties into the hands of his enemies.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • No doubt, ran the report, the situation was of the strangest and gravest description, but the public was exhorted to avoid and discourage panic.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Right after we finished the PT class and staggered to our feet, Instructor Reno, god of all the mercies, would send us on a four-mile run through the soft sand, running alongside us at half speed (for him), exhorting us to greater effort, barking instructions, harassing, cajoling.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Go and suspect and exhort and intervene and denounce and butcher some other place and leave my staff alone.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • We had a very pious and humane Iman, who preached an excellent sermon, exhorting them not to kill us all at once.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • So ran the old man’s exhortation, shrewd from a long lifetime in the ways of war.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • We exhorted him to be resolute in this, and left my aunt to observe him.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • A colonel came down the beach with his entourage, exhorting the noncoms and junior officers to re-form and improvise squads.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He was then exhorted not to hide his sin, but to confess and repent.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • In a radio broadcast last night Mayor Ditz warned of possible mob violence and exhorted the public to maintain order.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • In seven canonical words, she exhorts, cajoles, commands someone—herself?
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Perhaps because he was determined to make up for having walked out on them, perhaps because Harry’s descent into listlessness galvanized his dormant leadership qualities, Ron was the one now encouraging and exhorting the other two into action.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In a few moments it became clear that Madame Haupt was engaged in descending the ladder, scolding and exhorting again, while the ladder creaked in protest.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • "Can you quiet down, just a little bit!" exhorts a svelte, smartly dressed female school board member from the lectern.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Roque laughed at Don Quixote’s exhortation, and changing the conversation he related the tragic affair of Claudia Jeronima, at which Sancho was extremely grieved; for he had not found the young woman’s beauty, boldness, and spirit at all amiss.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "You say truly; but when found, it is right to stir them up — to urge and exhort them to the effort — to show them what their gifts are, and why they were given — to speak Heaven’s message in their ear, — to offer them, direct from God, a place in the ranks of His chosen."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The first time Stubb lowered with him, Pip evinced much nervousness; but happily, for that time, escaped close contact with the whale; and therefore came off not altogether discreditably; though Stubb observing him, took care, afterwards, to exhort him to cherish his courageousness to the utmost, for he might often find it needful.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • When we add the number of wholly ignorant men who preached or "exhorted" to that of those who possessed something of an education, it can be seen at a glance that the supply of ministers was large.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • I have myself known two southern wives who exhorted their husbands to free those slaves towards whom they stood in a "parental relation;" and their request was granted.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • He sent envoys to the Achaeans, who were friends of the Romans, exhorting them to remain neutral; and on the other hand the Romans urged them to take up arms.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
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