Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a manner to give courage or hope of success.

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  • adverb In an encouraging manner.

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  • adverb in an encouraging manner

Etymologies

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encouraging +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Margarita his jaw dropped, he shivered violently and appeared ready to faint, but as she called encouragingly to him he mustered courage to approach and feel of her skirt timidly.

    Margarita's Soul The Romantic Recollections of a Man of Fifty

  • In fact, they waved their hands in welcome, and called encouragingly to those in the gig.

    Bob the Castaway

  • Those who carried the log hesitated for a moment, and Enderby called encouragingly to his men.

    John Enderby

  • Those who carried the log hesitated for a moment, and Enderby called encouragingly to his men.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • They called encouragingly, and pretended to move away, but he only moaned more despairingly, and leapt in vain.

    Clever Woman of the Family

  • Management also said VIP program play volumes have started the year "encouragingly".

    NZ On Screen

  • Shares in casino operator 32Red gain 2.9 percent as the company unveils full-year results which Numis Securities says are exactly in line with its expectations, with 2009 starting 'encouragingly' and management anticipating

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  • 'encouragingly' and management anticipating a 'successful year'.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The demise of the rival bid is a big embarrassment for Nasdaq, which led the joint push with IntercontinentalExchange Inc. and signaled last week that regulators had responded encouragingly to their offer.

    Feds Sink Nasdaq's Bid to Buy Big Board

  • More encouragingly, his reworking of Bournonville's big ballets shows real vision and impact.

    Neapolitan Sunshine Brightens Danish Gloom

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