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  • verb Present participle of enhearten.


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  • Even if you're too old and too married (like your servant) to be pursuing a consecrated religious vocation, there are some lovely pictures and enheartening texts in both these sites. posted by John at 4: 06 PM


  • While it is not in my college dictionary, “enheartening” can be found through google, often in fairly precious contexts.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » State Declines to File Brief in State v. Drahota (the Nebraska Free Speech / Cyberspace Law Case I’ve Blogged About)

  • So I took the said flask and went my ways hastily to my own chamber, and there I looked at the said flask and took out the stopple; and there was a liquor therein, white like to water, but of a spicy smell, sweet, fresh, and enheartening.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Taking his leave, he returned to the walls, and passed round all their circuit, enheartening the men, and lending aid wherever the assault was hot.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Commons, to make itself unpleasant and to produce that appearance of internal discord which (we are told by all individuals who dislike being disturbed) is so enheartening to Germany.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • The fame of the march from the far distant frontier, the fine physique and martial bearing of soldiers drawn from warlike tribes new to the eyes of their British comrades, the encouraging and enheartening effect of the arrival of reinforcements however small, all tended to give the approach of the travel-stained Guides a high significance.

    The Story of the Guides

  • A ripple of laughter from the audience had been steadily enheartening him, and helping him to recover his natural impudence.


  • But even as he caught that enheartening glimpse he perceived, too, how sluggish now was their advance, and how with every second it grew more sluggish.

    Captain Blood

  • Assuming for an instant that the official yell is not monstrously absurd and surpassingly ugly, admitting that it is a beautiful series of sounds, enheartening, noble, an utterance worthy of a great and ancient university at a crisis, even then one is bound to remember that its essential quality should be its spontaneity.

    Your United States Impressions of a first visit

  • I will mention in passing that the real enthusiasm of Generals concerning the qualities of the New Army was most moving -- and enheartening.

    Over There War Scenes on the Western Front


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