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  • s  giving strong encouragement

  • He speaks informallythere is no hortatory political baloney to himbut we are not really having a conversation.
  • I share the same feeling although I will not dignify it in such heroic and hortatory terms.
  • Lenin, with his knack for hortatory pungency, reduced the past and future alike to two pronouns and a question mark: "Whowhom?" No verb was necessary.

  • Archie Green in San Francisco Chronicle
    Each piece, Green writes in his preface, "whether topical, hortatory, elegiac, sardonic or comic served to educate, agitate, and emancipate workers. Songs were intended as arrows to penetrate bourgeois (in Wobbly parlance, scissorbill")...

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