I write this on the way to a rally at the steps of the Supreme Court.
By his final stop, though, a rally in Wrentham, where he began his political career, Brown seemed like he could use a break.
Funny, gaining the attention of passersby like Lanier is exactly why organizers fought so hard to host this rally where they did.
So much so that she dressed as a ballot at an Obama rally on Wednesday.
On the other hand, a successful special-operations strike or drone hit could rally the nation around the president.
For three or four days Captain Hampton remained in a very weak state; then he began to rally and picked up strength fast.
About a mile east of the pike we crossed the rally Hill road.
The inhabitants would set you up as a goddess, and rally to your standard as mistress of the earth.
He said it was possible, only just possible, that she might rally.
Some officers were there, trying to rally their soldiers; but all their efforts were useless.
"bring together," c.1600, from French rallier, from Old French ralier "reassemble, unite again," from re- "again" (see re-) + alier "unite" (see ally (v.)). Intransitive meaning "pull together hastily, recover order, revive, rouse" is from 1660s. Related: Rallied; rallying. Rally round the flag (1862) is a line from popular American Civil War song "Battle Cry of Freedom."
"make fun of, tease," 1660s, from French railler "to rail, reproach" (see rail (v.)).
1650s, originally in the military sense of "a regrouping for renewed action after a repulse," from rally (v.1). Sense of "mass meeting to stir enthusiasm" first attested 1840, American English. Sense of "gathering of automobile enthusiasts" is from 1932, from French rallye, itself from the English noun. Sports sense of "long series of hits" in tennis, etc., is from 1881, earlier "series of back-and-forth blows in a boxing match" (1829).