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exhort
used in The Grapes of Wrath

4 uses
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Definition
to urge strongly
  • And now gradually the sentences of exhortation shortened, grew sharper, like commands;
    Chapter 18 (37% in)
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.)
  • From some little distance there came the sound of the beginning meeting, a sing-song chant of exhortation.
    Chapter 18 (36% in)
  • Now a response filled in the pause, and the exhortation went up with a tone of triumph, and a growl of power came into the voice.
    Chapter 18 (36% in)
  • The exhortation stopped, and only the feral howling came from the tent, and with it a thudding sound on the earth.
    Chapter 18 (37% in)

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