rallying cry

noun

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Examples of rallying cry in a Sentence

the rallying cry of a political movement “We believe!” became the rallying cry of the fans.
Recent Examples on the Web The final product ultimately became a rallying cry for natural Black hair and universal dignity. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "‘Parasite’ and Bong Joon Ho win big at the Oscars," 11 Feb. 2020 Brazen and the Beast is a rallying cry for anyone who’s ever walked that delicate balance of feeling too much and not enough, and a tribute to the true measure of partnership. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "The 10 best romance novels of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 Image His death became a rallying cry for youths caught in crossfire in neighborhoods that face a dearth of resources for young people. Edgar Sandoval, New York Times, "After 32 Shooting Victims, a Rallying Cry: ‘Stop the Bleeding’," 5 Dec. 2019 Restoring the status of Catholicism became a rallying cry for Camacho and Morales opponents, Arequipa says. Ciara Nugent, Time, "How Bolivia's Evo Morales Was Brought Down With the Help of an Obscure Conservative With a Bible," 15 Nov. 2019 The phrase was the rallying cry of the First Crusade in A.D. 1096. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Teenager arrested after authorities say he threw Molotov cocktail at Planned Parenthood office," 8 Jan. 2020 The development has scrambled politics in Washington but has turned into a fundraising rallying cry for both major political parties. Brian Slodysko, Twin Cities, "Sanders raises $25.3M in 3rd quarter, but Trump swamps all," 1 Oct. 2019 The development has scrambled politics in Washington but has turned into a fundraising rallying cry for both major political parties. Brian Slodysko, The Denver Post, "Sanders raises $25.3M in 3rd quarter, but Trump swamps all with $125 million," 1 Oct. 2019 The development has scrambled politics in Washington but has turned into a fundraising rallying cry for both major political parties. Brian Slodysko, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sanders raises $25.3M in 3rd quarter, but Trump swamps all," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rallying cry

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rallying cry was in 1798

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16 Feb 2020

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“Rallying cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rallying%20cry. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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rallying cry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rallying cry

: a word or phrase that is used to make people join together to support an idea, cause, etc.

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