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  • n  a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
  • n  the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack
  • n  a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
  • n  an automobile race run over public roads
  • n  (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
    after a short rally Connors won the point
  • v  gather
  • v  call to arms; of military personnel
  • v  gather or bring together
  • v  return to a former condition
  • v  harass with persistent criticism or carping

  • It was the day before the game with Texas Tech, and 1,800 University of Houston students were gathered for a pep rally.
  • Wall Street, they're talking about a summer-long rally as though it were some kind of birthright.
  • The protest comes just weeks after another banned rally turned violent, as an estimated 30,000 demonstrators demanding free and fair elections clashed with riot police.
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Belfast Telegraph
    While we acknowledge the sincere efforts of both Turkey and Brazil to find a solution,Mrs Clinton said, "we are proceeding to rally the international community on behalf of a strong sanctions resolution that will, in our view, send an...
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    This kind of comprehensive agreement would be an important step forward in the effort to rally the world around a solution to our climate challenge,Obama said. "And we agreed that each of us would take significant mitigation actions and...
  • Serena Williams in SI.com
    That was really exciting. Believe it or not, I even thought so,Williams said. "I thought if I could have won that rally, it would have been an awesome fist pump."

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