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exhortation

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Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Etymology

From Latin ex- + hortor, hortari "to encourage."

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exhortation

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  1. The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
  2. Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

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