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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HURRAY

He only spoke in time, for in the excitement the men were about to hurray.

Hurray,” cried Frank, “one of your fleet must have recaptured it.

Youve nothing to say at all but only harden your heart and shout, Hurray, my boys!

But even as the hurray ascended the side of the cliff, so did the rope.

This time we were off, and when I realized it I said "Hurray!"

"Hurray," said Katharine, with a sincerity which would have deceived a diplomat.

"Hurray," cried Harry who had wandered a short distance from the others.

Hurray for her father and mother: there they are, with old squire an' the major's mother.

Hurray for the new life of liberty and fresh experiences as Miss Million's maid!

"Hurray for the young aviators of the Rio Grande," cried Bob, swinging his arm like a cheer leader of the school team.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, alteration of huzza, similar to shouts recorded in German, Danish, Swedish. Perhaps picked up during Thirty Years' War. Hurra was said to be the battle-cry of Prussian soldiers during the War of Liberation (1812-13). Hooray is its popular form and is almost as old. Also hurray (1780); hurroo (1824); hoorah (1798).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HURRAY

cheer

nounapplause, supportive yell
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