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noun as in warning, urging

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Equal measure historical exploration, methodological experimentation and moral exhortation, Miles calls her work a “meditation” rather than a monograph.

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.

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.”

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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.

When he posted a one-word message, “Inside,” he received exhortations and directions describing tunnels, doors and hallways, the FBI said.

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.

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.

In the mean time, his companions at the stake urged every promise and exhortation to support him.

His exhortation had a powerful effect, for priests refused to confess men who joined the rebels.

That a special exhortation should be given to those of tenderer years had been deliberately resolved upon.

After that what was called spiritual teaching was adopted, but that soon degenerated into mere exhortation.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to exhortation, such as: admonition, encouragement, entreaty, sermon, advice, and bidding.

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