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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RALLYING

"You're a cheerful fellow, Hinde," said John, rallying a little.

Mrs. Adams laughed benevolently; she was not displeased with this rallying.

The gamblers, rallying to Seagrue, backed him with oaths and threats.

It would be a rallying point for the timid, and an attraction of the wavering.

He is an extraordinary man, and at his greatest when rallying the workers.

They left her there as a rallying point for the boats, and to receive the booty.

Colonels, majors, and captains were rallying the disheartened men.

During her absence from the deadwater there had been a rallying of forces.

Exhausted and bleeding, he raised his voice in the rallying call of the pack.

Rallying all his strength, Trippe made a fierce thrust at his adversary.

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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