• WordNet 3.6
    • n urging the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging
    • n urging insistent solicitation and entreaty "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"
    • n urging a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
    • ***


  • Elbert Hubbard
    “It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.”
  • Agnes De Mille
    Agnes De Mille
    “The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.”
  • Arnold Palmer
    Arnold Palmer
    “Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.”


In literature:

Ernst was more eager even than the rest, urging on his companions to continue the assault.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Before the first watch was set he addressed his companions, urging them one and all to keep a vigilant look out ahead, both day and night.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
My father did not turn his head, but keeping his eyes steadily fixed on the landing-place, urged on the horses.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
For Christianity, in its essence, is that which beckons and urges onward, not to excellence only, but to perfection.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
And in the midst of them blazed Rumour, messenger of Jove, urging them to proceed; and they kept collecting together.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
The Swedish party then urged Christina to attend the conference.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
He shouted and talked, urging them to release him, begging and threatening by turns.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
John urged, but Laramie only asked Belle again for the ink.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
In vain Seguin urged the necessity of our hastening forward to the town.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
We got out the oars also, which contributed to urge the raft through the water.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

Still her breathless flight she urges
By the sanctuary stream,
And the god with golden swiftness
Follows like an eastern beam.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
No glorious deeds can urge their claim,--
No merits, entrance win,--
The pierced hand of Christ alone,
Must freely let you in.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
O urging impulse, born of spring,
That makes glad April of my soul,
No bird, however wild of wing,
Is more impatient of control.
"Voices" by Madison Julius Cawein
O, fairly spread thy early sail,
And fresh, and pure, and free,
Was the first impulse of the gale
Which urged life's wave for thee!
"The Wanderer From The Fold" by Emily Jane Bronte
No, no; ambition, holy-high,
Urges for more than both to pray:
Come in, O gracious Force, I cry—
O workman, share my shed of clay.
"The Carpenter" by George MacDonald
Where rushing from their snowy source,
The daring torrents urge
Their loud-toned waters headlong course,
And lift their feathered surge:
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

California state park managers urge Brown to oust their boss.
8/19: Assange urges US to end Wikileaks 'witch hunt.
Did The Bank of England Urge Barclays to Lie.
Dr Barth Green urges Haiti to adopt his Project Medishare as nation's model, drives Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Here's a look at the tribe that led him to urge the US military to rethink its strategy.
'Son of Sam' killer David Berkowitz says he regrets his violent past, urges society to take 'the glory out of guns.'.
Processors urged to develop clear recall plans.
Bish foundation urges passage of "Molly's Bill".
Centralized tech oversight urged for SC.
Fall hits, and I have a strong urge to utilize apples in all of my cooking.
Urges Brownback to change course .
Business leaders urge continued use of Puerta Mexico lanes.
Zach Wamp urges Chuck Fleischmann to focus on Chickamauga lock.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins national health officials in urging all Iowans, age 6 months and older, to receive a flu vaccine.
New Ad Campaign Urges Locals to Help Spike Birthrate.

In science:

Acknow ledgement. I am grateful to my supervisor Vitali Milman for his support and useful discussions, and for urging me to write this note.
Random matrices, non-backtracking walks, and orthogonal polynomials
We urge the reader to remember that these timescales are approximate.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
But this decomposition fails to have any of the physical implications urged by Jarrett.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
Unimodular random graphs (URG) or stochastic homogeneous graphs have several motivations and origins.
On the trace of branching random walks
Let us now give a definition of a unimodular random graph (URG).
On the trace of branching random walks