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Definition of "exhortation" []

  • The act or an instance of exhorting. (noun)
  • A speech or discourse that encourages, incites, or earnestly advises. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exhortation" in a sentence
  • "Applying primarily to Timothy as a minister (compare 2Pe 1: 21), just as the term was used of Moses (De 33: 1), Samuel (1Sa 9: 6), Elijah, and Elisha; but, as the exhortation is as to duties incumbent also on all Christians, the term applies secondarily to him (so 2Ti 3: 17) as a"
  • "The primary virtue that Princeton tried to instill, in exhortation after exhortation, was courage."
  • "Since a seagull never speaks back to the council flock, Jonathan's voice was raised in exhortation: Irresponsibility, my brothers?"