Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To harden, to render hard.
  • v. To fortify against adversity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To harden; to embolden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To harden; encourage; embolden.

Etymologies

En- (an intensifying prefix) + harden. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty, which I have seldom discovered in another, that is

    Religio Medici

  • I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront [89] or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty which I have seldom discovered in another, that is, (to speak truely,) I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof.

    Religio Medici

  • I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront28 or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty which I have seldom discovered in another, that is, (to speak truely,) I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof.

    Paras 36-70

  • "I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel been able to effront or enharden me."

    Apologia Diffidentis

  • I am naturally bashful, nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty which I have seldom discovered in another, that is, (to speak truly), I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof.

    Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation

  • I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel been able to effront or enharden me: yet I have one part of modesty which I have seldom discovered in another, that is (to speak truly) I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof: 'tis the very disgrace and ignominy of our natures that in a moment can so disfigure us that our nearest friends, wife, and children, stand afraid and start at us.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6

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