urge (one) along

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urge (one) along

To prompt, compel, or encourage one to continue moving or progressing The police urged bystanders along to make room for emergency services. I find I have terrible motivation if left to work by myself—I really need someone else there to urge me along.
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urge someone along

to encourage someone to continue or go faster. We urged them along with much encouragement. They won't do well, but we urged them along anyway.
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References in classic literature ?
The curling and spotless mists, which had been seen sailing above the hills toward the north, were now returning in an interminable dusky sheet, that was urged along by the fury of a tempest.
The Senate was urged along by APHA members and constituents, who sent more than 830 emails encouraging the Senate NPHW resolution.
The danger is that voters, urged along by the media and politicians, are forced to think that there is a choice as to where the cuts have to be made.
That thought, urged along by Harmons President and ex-smoker Dean Peterson, got the ball rolling.
The punt, from 4-1 to 5-2, looked to have gone west as Linehan's mount needed to be urged along at the back of the field with over a circuit to run.
As for Araldur, Alan King is worried about whether he will have the pace for an Arkle, but the searching gallop that Free World set would not be too much slower than the one he would experience at Cheltenham, and he kept up sufficiently well despite being urged along by Robert Thornton.
At Leicester it took a while for him to get the idea of what he was meant to be doing so don't be too shocked if you see him being urged along from two furlongs out.
Earlier Sarah had arrived at Westminster Abbey in a fairytale coach drawn by chestnut horses urged along by affectionate cheers from huge crowds.
From the first notes of the overture (almost wrecked by the shenanigans suddenly appearing on stage halfway through), it was obvious this was going to be a subtle, carefully guided performance; tempi were neither forced nor sluggish, nowhere did the drama sag, singers were not overwhelmed and, from start to finish, the story was urged along with just the right amount of suspense.
For some time, urged along by Sartre, she had been wanting to do a book that focussed on the position of woman in society, and she had left her teaching position in order to write full time.