• WordNet 3.6
    • adj hortatory giving strong encouragement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hortatory Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hortatory Encouraging; inciting; urging to some course of conduct or action: as, a hortatory address; a hortatory style.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hortatorius,


In literature:

He had assumed a very pompous, hortatory manner, and I could well believe he held a prominent position in Asbury class.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 6" by Various
Historical and hortatory section, Chs.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
Hymns of the hortatory and persuasive tone are sufficiently numerous to make an "embarrassment of riches" in a compiler's hands.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
In the speaking pause that followed there was audible an unknown hortatory voice from the smoking-room.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
Extracts from his hortatory letters which he published proved to Russians that his day was over.
"A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections" by Isabel Florence Hapgood
Now I put it to you, Frank; is there anything in it hortatory to high, heroic, disinterested effort?
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
I had made a hortatory hit, and it was encored.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
It is a theoretical inquiry and has no directly hortatory quality.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
In the hortatory and reproving section, the punishment of idolatry forms the beginning; in chap.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
It was a religious, sentimental, hortatory pacifism.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl