Definition of exhortation
1 : an act or instance of exhorting
2 : language intended to incite and encourage
Recent Examples of exhortation from the Web
Several speakers on the Oppose side rose with arguments based on everything from the moral duty to oppose Saddam Hussein’s brutality (somewhat effective) to exhortations that supporting the war was a patriotic obligation (much less so).
China's leading entrepreneur, Jack Ma, offered heavy doses of rags-to-riches inspiration and exhortations to embrace free trade and globalization during his keynote speech today at Cobo Center.
When Houston batters get to two strikes, for instance, the dugout comes alive with exhortations to extend the at-bat further.
The jokes were followed all evening by strong exhortations toward activism.
The Argentine Jesuit, who has emphasized the church’s merciful face during his four-year papacy, recalled Mazzolari’s exhortation that a priest’s job isn’t to demand perfection from the faithful, but to encourage them to do their best.
But Mamet's script undercuts accusations of naive idealism by having Ness' co-workers mock that exhortation the very next day, after the raid is a bust.
The shock of the Zimmermann Telegram and the patriotic exhortations of the government’s Committee on Public Information had overcome many Americans’ past skepticism about sending troops to fight in Europe.
The Interfaith Alliance's exhortation came four days after Higgins, on his campaign Facebook account, posted this message: Higgins was responding to the central London terror attack that injured dozens on Saturday and has killed eight people.
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