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exhort

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Definition to urge strongly
  • I have exhorted and encouraged her, but it has to be her decision.
exhorted = urged strongly
  • 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
  • [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  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Chuck Muckle exhorted the newly arrived lawmen to arrest the protesters for trespassing, truancy, and disturbing the peace.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • exhorted = urged strongly
  • he exhorted her, pleaded with her not to quit, no matter what.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • exhorted = strongly urged
  • And now gradually the sentences of exhortation shortened, grew sharper, like commands;
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • exhortation = the act of urging strongly
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They continued to walk onward, while the elder traveller exhorted his companion to make good speed and...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • exhorted = urged strongly
  • she called to Enkidu with this exhortation:
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • exhortation = address (that strongly urges Enkidu to do something)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I'll end my exhortation after dinner.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • exhortation = the act of urging strongly
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • exhorted and threatened
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • exhorted = urged strongly
  • 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
  • exhorted = urged strongly
  • Finally, they exhort him to think of justice first, and of life and children afterwards.
    Plato  --  Crito
  • Go, then, to the temple of Minerva, while I seek Paris and exhort him, if he will hear my words.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • It behoves you; therefore, to exhort her to repentance and to confession, as a proof and consequence thereof.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Adi Shankara denounced caste and meaningless ritual as foolish, and in his own charismatic manner, exhorted the true devotee to meditate on God's love and apprehend truth.
    Hinduism - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • They say their vows, and Reverend Waite exhorts us to stand.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • 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
  • The young trainer was shouting into the microphone, exhorting the crowd to follow his instructions, whatever they were.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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