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Word: hortatory

Definition: encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort


Sentences Containing 'hortatory'

De Clementia (frequently translated as "On Mercy" in English) is a two volume (incomplete) hortatory essay written in AD 55-56 by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to the emperor Nero in the first five years of his reign.
Like the myth (the explanatory fable of nature) and the doctrinal fable, it has its independent religious and hortatory importance.
The Rule opens with a hortatory preface, in which St.
There are five possible inflections for mode: indicative, subjunctive, optative, interrogative, and gerundial. Separate indicative modes occur for present-past, future, habitual past, and past punctual. The optative mode can be split into monitive, intentive, and hortatory.
yk'oj'is" 'I'm going to go' The hortatory optative is marked by /a/, and usually uses /t/ as an allomorph of the optative marker.

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