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These two have rallied their host upon his modishly trimmed side-whiskers.

But Mr. Gladstone rallied again, and Wednesday morning he was still living.

Gen. Marion had rallied a troop there, and checked the pursuit.

Wilson was breathing quietly: his color was coming up, as he rallied from the shock.

I rallied L—— the other day upon his having no eyes or ears but for his wife.

But his weakness had been for an instant only, and he rallied laughingly.

I have often heard him rallied about this anecdote, and have often laughed at it.

Finally she rallied, only for us to discover that we had lost her—her brain was a wreck.

Thrice at a crisis I pawned my watch, and thrice I rallied and rescued it.

But he only rallied her and laughed again, and prophesied joy on the morrow.

WORD ORIGIN

"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."

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