Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
The verse has generally been taken as a hortatory admonition to the Israelites of the time the words were first spoken who were told--as a group in plural, and as individuals within that group in singular (4)--to consider that in their own personal past they have been rebellious, and that consequently the gift of the Land of Israel comes not from their own merit.
One-sided and two-sided arguments can be either analytical or hortatory.
A different type of exposition functions to persuade audiences to take action on an issue and is called hortatory exposition.
This 600-plus-page epic turns out to have only a novella's worth of story and substance: the rest is repetition, over and over, of basic information about who the characters are, where they are and what's going on, long expository and hortatory speeches that no real person would ever deliver and the padded, ping-ponging dialogue beloved of amateur writers.
Functionally Equivalent Translation of New Testament Hortatory Discourse into Hill Madia.
As he quickly points out in the essay: "The two fields readily become confused, because there is a large area which they share in common " (28) Any given tragedy always has both a cathartic (poetic) and a hortatory (rhetorical) side to it.
This may be fair enough since Lawrence is still often viewed as a "monological" writer given the hortatory nature of so much of even his fiction and poetry, but it remains to be established that the former is a less persuasive (as opposed to less attractive) view of Lawrence than the latter, especially given Leone's narrow focus on Women in Love, "the epitome" of Lawrence's "dialogic novels.
So the president's speech was a hortatory attempt to jump start the dead battery of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with the blithe assumption it can be recharged.
Its major prophets were the Anglican church, the dissident low-church Evangelical and high-church Oxford Movements, the hortatory writings of Thomas Carlyle and the muscular Christianity of Thomas Arnold, headmaster of Rugby school and father of the poet Matthew Arnold.
The resulting complexity of the Lady's temporal challenge implicates her eternal selfhood, as shown by syntax-level critique of the terms in which Comus proffers free agency: his "passive hortatory verb forms" grammatically erase the Lady herself, who "is nowhere to be found as a subject" in the temptation.
This poem, ironically, is both hortatory and nihilistic.