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 Meanings and Examples of URGE
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 v.  force in an indicated direction; stimulate; excite
Classic Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
1  He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side as he crouched there on the floor.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In I
2  Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another to eat, and receive no more answer than "no thanks, I've had enough" or something similar.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In II
3  Yet we urge it on, mindless and infatuate, and plant the ill-ominous thing in our hallowed citadel.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
4  So spoke he and stayed his steps, marking what they signify, whither they urge their way.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
5  I would urge it on my son, did not the mixture of blood by his Sabellian mother make this half his native land.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
6  They steer to sea; one might think that the Cyclades were uptorn and floated on the main, or that lofty mountains clashed with mountains, so mightily do their crews urge on the turreted ships.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
7  Do not, ah, do not urge me to such battles.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
8  She laid the whip on the tired horse's back and tried to urge him on while the waggling wheels rocked them drunkenly from side to side.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  Her appetite never dulled, for whenever she remembered the everlasting goobers and dried peas and sweet potatoes at Tara, she felt an urge to gorge herself anew of Creole dishes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
10  You hear, Heyward, and delicacy at least should urge you to retire.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
11  He would then come out fresh in the evening, ready to urge us on with his words, example, and frequently with the whip.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  St. Clare opened his eyes, and looked fixedly on the distressed beings, whom Miss Ophelia and the doctor were trying to urge from the apartment.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
13  Wamba presently appeared to urge the same request, observing that a cup after midnight was worth three after curfew.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  All alike, they clustered themselves down on the eggs in the soft nestling ponderosity of the female urge, the female nature, fluffing out their feathers.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
15  "Do not urge her, madam," said Edmund.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  The World Bank is being urged to write off debts from developing countries.
17  He urged further interest rate cuts in a bid to kick-start the economy.
18  He urged them not to give up on peace efforts.
19  The official urged the government not to pass up the opportunity that has now presented itself.
20  MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tanker disaster.
21  The king urged his people to prepare for war.
22  He has urged complete reform of the welfare system.
23  They urged parliament to approve plans for their reform programme.
24  The report urged that all children be taught to swim.
25  He has recently urged more tolerance of sexual promiscuity.
26  Employees are urged not to be shy about reporting incidents of sexual harassment.
27  She had a strong and supportive sister who urged her on.
28  The authorities have urged people to stock up on fuel.
29  Protesters, anxious over the spending cuts, urged councillors to think again before wielding the axe.
30  Inside the paper, the editorialists urged their compatriots to "stop behaving like the last representatives of a besieged Gaulish village".