Usage examples for rallying

  1. The command- in- chief he left to Timonides, and, mounting a horse, rode about the city, rallying the Syracusans that fled; and, ordering up a detachment of the foreign soldiers out of Achradina, where they were posted on guard, he brought them as a fresh reserve, eager for battle, upon the tired and failing enemy, who were already well inclined to give up their design. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. From the Irish point of view the most remarkably dramatic was the rallying of the Irish Guards round the green flag. – The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh
  3. Some of the peace- men, rallying, drew weapons on 'the invaders, ' and a musket and a revolver were taken from them by soldiers at the very instant of firing. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  4. But not in the opinion of a certain excellent journal, which we will agree to call the Bugle of Freedom, and which blew a sonorous blast and rallying cry against the sentiments of the Easy Chair's mild and innocent suggestions. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  5. Quickly rallying, she advanced toward her father, who came to meet her, and whose hand trembled in her grasp. – Homestead on the Hillside by Mary Jane Holmes
  6. And to that extent they played a part in rallying the western peoples for the desperate ten months of war which they had still to endure. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  7. The effort of battle had, however, been too great, or the estimate which Napoleon made of his adversary's rallying power was too low. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  8. " But I can't stand you around," he muttered, the tone rallying some of its strength. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  9. We rallied to the Empire at the very start and have kept on rallying ever since. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  10. His rooms, his suppers, his breakfasts were the usual rallying points of the whole world of fashion. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  11. The " Manifesto" gave them a rallying cry. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  12. Uneasily her eyes dropped from their reflection, then shot back with a rallying of the dark defiance that had been in them; only for an instant, for the fire disappeared, they became unsteady. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  13. At this critical moment the Spaniards began to show signs of exhaustion through their tremendous exertions in two successive fights under a hot sun in the yielding sand- hills; and the prince, at the critical moment, throwing himself into the midst of his retreating troops, succeeded in rallying them. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  14. Thousands of fugitives, crying for bread, crowded round the waggons as they struggled forward to reach the little fortress which had so unexpectedly become the central rallying point of a great army. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  15. Scarce a hundred scrambled inside the enclosure at the rallying call from Bakahenzie. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  16. In the hall he made a rallying stand to repeat confidentially to the servant who had overheard them: " Blue Grass, all over, you bet your life," and, opening the door, was apparently swallowed up in the tempest. – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  17. Rains soon succeeded in rallying his men. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  18. When the first numbness was past, and his brain was rallying slowly, a very scourge of sorrow visited him- sorrow for the fate of the shack, where he had warmed himself so often, relieved his hunger, and known a kindly smile. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates