rallying cry

noun

Definition of rallying cry

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 Snake Island, located some 35 kilometers (20 miles) off the coast, figured memorably early in the war when Ukrainian border guards stationed there defied Russian orders to surrender, using colorful language that later became a rallying cry. David Keyton, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2022 His death became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, 1 June 2022 The expletive became a rallying cry for Ukrainians and their international allies — a symbol of the willingness of Ukrainian fighters to face down Russian aggression. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 What a magnificent rallying cry in the face of so many big problems that local leaders cannot singlehandedly affect, and for leaders in general. David Benjamin And David Komlos, Forbes, 22 June 2022 In Ecuador, by contrast, Castillo has become a rallying cry, a symbol, despite having played relatively few games with the national team. Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker, 8 June 2022 For the waning years of the previous century, the Angels were ruled by five words that should have been a rallying cry, not a management strategy: Win one for the Cowboy! Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2022 It’s a rallying cry for music in general, and specifically for Jose Antonio Abreu, the late founder of El Sistema, the acclaimed music training program, whose nurturing, determined spirit Dudamel carries on. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 10 May 2022 The original Earth Day was a rallying cry, a protest over the past 150 years of industrialization in the United States. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rallying cry

1798, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Aug 2022

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“Rallying cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rallying%20cry. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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