rallying

noun
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 One of its provisions would seek to provide more clarity around which cryptocurrencies meet the legal definition of securities that the SEC should regulate, a rallying point for the industry. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, 14 June 2022 The fact that Vaught, 38, faced any criminal penalties at all has become a rallying point for many nurses who were already fed up with poor working conditions exacerbated by the pandemic. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 14 May 2022 The fact that Vaught, 38, faced any criminal penalties at all has become a rallying point for many nurses who were already fed up with poor working conditions exacerbated by the pandemic. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 14 May 2022 The fact that Vaught, 38, faced any criminal penalties at all has become a rallying point for many nurses who were already fed up with poor working conditions exacerbated by the pandemic. CBS News, 13 May 2022 The forum, also due to be attended by leading European officials and US lawmakers, is turning into a rallying point for the US and its allies as the NATO alliance faces its most serious test since the fall of the Soviet Union. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 17 Feb. 2022 Green lingered a few strokes behind Hataoka, and the par-five 15th hole ended her hopes of rallying. Marisa Ingemi, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2022 The border guards’ message for the Russians spread rapidly, with many comparing it to famous rallying cries from earlier wars. Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Feb. 2022 But the Italian automaker had a few tricks remaining as the 1960s came to an end, and in the field of rallying, there were few marques that achieved the success of Lancia. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rallying

1957, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Rallying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rallying. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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