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The Colonel tried to rally them to no effect, when O'Neill rode up and took command.

Nat'rally I'm interested, because he parts with the thousand as though it was his heart's blood.

She seemed to rally at the sight of him; the nurse was dismissed, they were left alone.

But I must rally all the powers I have remaining, and try to tear him from my heart.

I, who whip round corners and bluster, relapse and evade, then rally and pursue!

"Let your drums beat a rally, Citizen-captain," he commanded briskly.

The boys were driven back at a furious rate, and had not strength to rally.

The very fact of his having written this to Clara seemed to rally his spirits.

Calamity had weighed too heavily on them to make them rally at once.

This was the second time of "blowing off the steam," and she had to wait a moment to rally.

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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