the act or process of exhorting.
an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations.
- non·ex·hor·ta·tion, noun
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How to use exhortation in a sentence
Equal measure historical exploration, methodological experimentation and moral exhortation, Miles calls her work a “meditation” rather than a monograph.A humble cloth sack tells a story of enslavement and separation | Marjoleine Kars | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Creighton Coach Greg McDermott’s “I need everyone to stay on the plantation” exhortation to his players has cost the school one of its top recruits.Creighton loses a prized recruit over Coach Greg McDermott’s plantation comment | Cindy Boren | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
All that would be tragic enough, but the tragedy is compounded by Bolsonaro’s consistent minimizing of Covid-19 and past exhortations that the Brazilian people “stop whining.”
The worker, who audits machinery at the warehouse to make sure it functions properly, says Amazon sends her multiple text messages a day, with exhortations to work with management.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom | Jay Greene | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
When he posted a one-word message, “Inside,” he received exhortations and directions describing tunnels, doors and hallways, the FBI said.Self-styled militia members planned on storming the U.S. Capitol days in advance of Jan. 6 attack, court documents say | Spencer Hsu, Tom Jackman, Devlin Barrett | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
If he thinks that he can get a deal he likes, I'd expect to see a c'mon-guys-we-can-do-this conciliatory exhortation.
One of the harmful clichés of modern life is the exhortation to be nonjudgmental.David Foster Wallace, Traditionalist? Considering ‘Both Flesh and Not: Essays’ | David Masciotra | November 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
You would never imagine for a moment you were listening to a fire- and-brimstone orthodox Muslim exhortation.
Let me also say this: The promotion of human rights cannot be about exhortation alone.
The only forces appealed to were the fear of punishment and a modicum of religious exhortation.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
In the mean time, his companions at the stake urged every promise and exhortation to support him.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
His exhortation had a powerful effect, for priests refused to confess men who joined the rebels.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
That a special exhortation should be given to those of tenderer years had been deliberately resolved upon.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
After that what was called spiritual teaching was adopted, but that soon degenerated into mere exhortation.The Sabbath-School Index | Richard Gay Pardee
British Dictionary definitions for exhortation
the act or process of exhorting
a speech or written passage intended to persuade, inspire, or encourage
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