El-Hamy Mahmoud El-Hamy, a Cairo landlord, recently urged a female tenant to buy a gun for self-defense purposes.
Eunice was impressed by her son-in-law, and urged him to consider public service.
I urged Lazar to get his eyes back on the road, if indeed he could see it, and asked why the subject was taboo.
Even Bob Hawke, who as prime minister shed iconic tears on behalf of Soviet Jews, urged Gillard to change her vote.
I would single out a place among guilty pleasures for Wild, which was urged on me by my wife, Margaret, who proved right as usual.
I urged him with my finger but still he refused to see the door.
So, at this moment, she seemed pliant to the will of the man who urged her thus cunningly.
"Mention one or two reasons, then, just to push me along," urged Jerry.
"You must allow me to see you safely to your room," he urged.
I cannot get your father out of his study, Helen, she urged plaintively.
1550s, from Latin urgere "to press hard, push, drive, compel," from PIE root *werg- "to work" (cf. Avestan vareza "work, activity;" Greek ergon "work," orgia "religious performances," organon "tool;" Armenian gorc "work;" Lithuanian verziu "tie, fasten, squeeze," vargas "need, distress;" Old Church Slavonic vragu "enemy;" Gothic waurkjan, Old English wyrcan "work;" Gothic wrikan "persecute," Old English wrecan "drive, hunt, pursue;" Old Norse yrka "work, take effect"). Related: Urged; urging.
1610s, from urge (v.); in frequent use after c.1910.