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used in 1776

4 uses
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to urge strongly
  • Stories would be told of him riding among the troops exhorting them to "quit yourselves like men, like soldiers," or saying, "I will fight so long as I have a leg or an arm."
    p. 176.1
  • When on a Sunday in January 1776 a prominent pastor, the Reverend John Rodgers, preached an impassioned sermon from the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church on Wall Street, exhorting young men to be brave and fight for the cause of their country, he was himself being notably brave in speaking out.
    p. 119.1
  • There was no ringing call for valor in the cause of country or the blessings of liberty, as Washington had exhorted his troops at Brooklyn, only a final reminder of the effectiveness of bayonets.
    p. 209.9
  • Leading his soldiers through the sweltering afternoon, rugged "Old Put" was at his best, riding up and down the long line exhorting them to stay together and keep moving, to get past the British before they had the island sealed off from the East River to the Hudson.
    p. 214.1

There are no more uses of "exhort" in 1776.

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