ral·​ly·​ing | \ ˈra-lē-iŋ How to pronounce rallying (audio) \

Definition of rallying

: the sport of driving in automobile rallies

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Examples of rallying in a Sentence

the rallying of students to support our petition for better bus service was made a lot easier by this morning's subzero temperatures
Recent Examples on the Web Backlash against short-sellers including Citron Research had been a key rallying point for retail traders using Reddit to communicate about their bets. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "GameStop’s luster wears off, with its stock falling nearly 31% in Monday trading," 1 Feb. 2021 What emerged was a portrait of an extremist movement that — despite having lost Trump as a rallying point and become a target of law enforcement — remains determined to build long-term political clout. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, "Essential Politics: The far right’s uncertain future," 27 Jan. 2021 Akio Toyoda's insistence that his company's return to topflight rallying and that motorsports should have direct relevance to the company's products. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Toyota Yaris GR Puts the Hot Back in Hot Hatch," 3 Dec. 2020 The Griffons improved to 5-2 overall rallying for an 18-25, 24-26, 25-16, 26-24, 15-12 win over Eureka Springs. Paul Boyd, Arkansas Online, "Fayetteville remains unbeaten," 16 Sep. 2020 Unaware of the president’s rallying speech, Bentz returned to his second-floor suite of offices in the Longworth House Office Building, across Independence Avenue from the Capitol. oregonlive, "Cliff Bentz says he acted on principle in vote to throw out some presidential ballots," 12 Jan. 2021 Boxes of fresh food — vegetables, meat, eggs and bread — were assembled on the sidewalk and those rallying were invited to take food home with them. Eliza Fawcett, courant.com, "Activists rally outside Governor’s Residence, calling for a ‘People’s Bailout’ for those most impacted by COVID-19," 31 Dec. 2020 Columnist Chip Scoggins and photographer Aaron Lavinsky told the story of changing demographics and shifting attitudes in Austin, with its high school sports programs as a common thread and rallying point. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "Sports gave us some light amid the dark in 2020," 26 Dec. 2020 Your rallying through doubts to embrace his now-wife is an important element of that. Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: How to gauge a brother’s distance," 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of rallying

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rallying was in 1957

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11 Feb 2021

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“Rallying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rallying. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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