urge on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v urge on force or impel in an indicated direction "I urged him to finish his studies"
    • v urge on spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
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Quotations

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
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    “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.”

Usage

In literature:

Or he could go to Manfred and urge him to make immediate war on the pope.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Some rode singly and without outfit, while others urged on pack animals.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Nay, with uncommon Fury he shall rave, And urge his Warriors on to Blood and Murder.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
She was urging him on.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
It is all that his rider can do to urge him on with whip and spur.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
It came on toward her as she urged on the jaded team, the signal of an advancing herd.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Lambert believed, as those who urged him on toward it believed, that no horseman ever rode could jump that fiery gorge.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
What of a Governor, or of a United States Senator, who urges such objections on behalf of a State?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
On February 23 the committee gave a hearing on Municipal Suffrage and on License Suffrage, both of which were eloquently urged.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Then with a sudden exclamation of impatience his desire for revenge urged him on.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

From the earth our hearts they wean,
Teach us on his arm to lean;
Urge us to a throne of grace,
Make us seek a resting place.
"Vanity Of The Creature Sanctified" by John Newton
Ramech.
Name not thy gods, for I condemn them.
For they have urged to curse thy destiny,
And brought on us this desolate spot as home.
"Ajax' Death (A DRAMA)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
He ran, he reeled, he paused for breath,
The fire within him urged him on —
"Not yet a little while, O Death !
At darkest night there shall be dawn !"
"A Preacher" by John Joy Bell
Oh! brave in arms, my Fergus, say not so,
Urge not thy story further on the night:—
On any friend, or facing any foe
I never was behind him in the fight.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Yet Winnepurkit came not,—on the mat
Of the scorned wife her dusky rival sat;
And he, the while, in Western woods afar,
Urged the long chase, or trod the path of war.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"O how this bosom kindled at the sight!
Led by their beams I urged the pleasing chase,
Till, on a sudden, these withheld their light—
All, all things envy the sublime embrace.
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone

In news:

TTC Urged to Go Slow on Wheel-Trans Deals.
Birmingham Mother Urges Police Not To Use Mace On Students.
Academy Urges Swift Congressional Action on Legislation.
Growing fears for Spain's banks haunted international finance leaders at a conference on Thursday, prompting government ministers and a CEO to urge a quick bailout to stop the damage spreading through the European and global economy.
WASHINGTON — A leader of the Democratic Party under Bill Clinton switched his allegiance to Barack Obama on Thursday and urged fellow Democrats to end the bruising nomination fight.
(ATA) has adopted a new policy that urges that any future government decisions on sleep -disorder screening for commercial drivers be made following a "regular, science-based process".
On behalf of the more than 100,000 members of the Association of the United States Army, I write to urge you and your colleagues to quickly pass the Senate version of H.R 4213.
My friend's giggle urged me on.
President Barack Obama is urging Congress anew to approve legislation that ensures taxes don't go up on 98 percent of all Americans, families earning less than $250,000 a year.
P resident Barack Obama is urging Congress anew to approve legislation that ensures taxes don't go up on 98 percent of all Americans, families earning less than $250,000 a year.
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is urging Congress anew to approve legislation that ensures taxes don't go up on 98 percent of all Americans, families earning less than $250,000 a year.
Ka Pasasouk, accused of killing four people, was on probation when officials urged he be sent to prison.
Do bare minimum on report cards, Ontario elementary teachers urged.
Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 he sent his first tweet from his new account, blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Christ.
Topsham selectmen urged not to rely on stimulus.
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In science:

So even though a Tooleyan velocity is an intrinsic property of the ob ject, the concept of velocity urged on us by Tooley involves the notion of persistence no less than does the usual Russellian concept.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
I thank Xerxes Tata for his comments on the manuscript, and Gordy Kane for urging me to write this updated chapter.
Computational Tools for Supersymmetry Calculations
This idea is also used to prove that the trace of a transient BRW on a URG has a.s. critical percolation probability less than 1 and exponential volume growth, see Theorem 3.2 and Proposition 3.3.
On the trace of branching random walks
The trace of a transient BRW on a URG has a.s. exponential volume growth, i.e., ∃c > 0 and r > 1 such that |Tr(n) | ≥ crn for al l n ≥ 1.
On the trace of branching random walks
The trace of a transient BRW on a URG has a.s. only finitely many cutpoints, i.e., points that separate the root from infinity.
On the trace of branching random walks
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