1. giving strong encouragement
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How To Use exhortative In A Sentence

  • Nor are these assertions mere neutral constations; they are exhortative performatives that require the passage from sheer enunciation to action. Reading, Begging, Paul de Man
  • Just as important, though, is a difference in function between retrospective appraisal and present judgments that have an exhortative function as much as anything else. Am I a Relativist? Well, It Depends.
  • He described Divine Beauty as ‘neither philosophy nor theology, neither spiritual nor doctrinal, neither critical nor exhortative but rather a delighted dance of all these elements’.
  • Look, I can already picture you rolling your eyes as your read this at least inwardly; and yes, I know I've said "look" twice now, and yes, I remember how you resent it when books take an "exhortative" tone with you . . . — but isn't it a half-knowing eye roll? Portland Vagabonder [Card #8: Strength] [WORK-IN-PROGRESS]
  • The band's first and most conventionally soul-like album, A Whole New Thing, was a flop, but the exhortative title song of album two, "Dance to the Music," became their first Top 10 hit, in 1968, and remains a party standard to this day. Sly Stone's Higher Power
  • Several of the mestizo's friends were supporting him, mainly with their physical presence, although they became vocally exhortative from time to time. Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
  • My problem with today's liturgical bureaucracy is that it advances measurable technical goals at the same time it diminishes the more essential immeasurable exhortative ones at the heart of EACW.
  • As much as Tocqueville owes to Enlightenment insights, his work belongs, as well, to the counter-Enlightenment strain of the liberal tradition — impressionistic and exhortative, idealistic in its use of types and fatalistic in its approach to history, sentimental both in its portrayal of a declining aristocracy and in its invocation of the turbulent United States as a manner of natural order. The Visitor
  • Chrysostom delivered a series of twenty or twenty-one (the nineteenth is probably not authentic) sermons, full of vigour, consolatory, exhortative, tranquilizing, until Flavian, the bishop, brought back from Constantinople the emperor's pardon. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Yet his tone was urgent and campaign-trail feisty, peppered with the exhortative refrain of, "Pass this bill, now! President Obama's jobs speech: the verdict | The panel
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