[ US /ɪɡˈzɔɹt/ ]
[ UK /ɛɡzˈɔːt/ ]
  1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  2. force or impel in an indicated direction
    I urged him to finish his studies
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How To Use exhort In A Sentence

  • The record was, I think, called Peace, a heart-warming exhortation for world leaders to avoid war – although many of them, unbelievably, have completely ignored the doughty cloggers' message in the intervening years. Which footballers have produced their own food and drink?
  • I have found among my old papers a kind of congratulation and exhortation which I made to myself on dying at an age when I had the courage to meet death with serenity, without having experienced any great evils, either of body or mind. The Confessions of J J Rousseau
  • We have become a nation of children, happy to surrender our judgments and our wills to political exhortations and commercial blandishments that would insult actual adults.
  • If the people of our charge must ` teach and admonish and exhort each other daily, 'no doubt teachers may do it to one another, without any super-eminency of power or degree. The Reformed Pastor
  • So saying, he exhorted Brown to be hasty in dispatching his breakfast, as, ‘the frost having given way, the scent would lie this morning primely. Chapter XXV
  • To get this project moving, central government needs to heed his exhortations. Times, Sunday Times
  • 3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4 Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • To get this project moving, central government needs to heed his exhortations. Times, Sunday Times
  • The conclusion is a pressing exhortation to Catholics to be discerning, and a pledge to undertake a critical dialogue with those affected by New Age influences.
  • It was only when I was on the second sachet and gleefully exhorting the recalcitrant bubbling cauldron to cleanse thyself, that the Gamekeeper ran in gasping and flung all the windows open. 42 entries from November 2007
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