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  • n  a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
  • n  the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion

  • Predictably for a teenager, rather than complying with the parental and ex-presidential exhortation, Florencia simply mutated her alter ego, changing her screen name from .
  • One recent song, "Let It Go," is both a rousing exhortation to ignore one's mounting problems, but also an elegiac farewell to the city's golden moment that followed the Cedar .
  • First, the technological quick fix simply isn't coming, and second, it defies human nature, which responds better to incentives than to moralistic exhortation.

  • Carlos Mesa in International Herald Tribune
    Let us avoid lost lives, let us avoid a violence that devours us all,Mesa, who has been in office less than 20 months, said in a televised address late Tuesday. "This is an exhortation for a country that is on the verge of civil war."
  • Steven Grossman in Boston Globe (registration)
    Her own exhortation to her supporters, plus the sense of urgency about doing everything we can to help Barack Obama become the next president of the United States, has motivated an awful lot of us,said Steven Grossman, a leading Clinton...
  • Michael Chertoff in Boston Globe (registration)
    The federal government should lead by example and not by exhortation,said Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, who has been encouraging businesses to use the voluntary "E-Verify" screening system.

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