Definitions

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  • n. One who, or that which, heartens or animates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, heartens, animates, or stirs up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which heartens or encourages.

Etymologies

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hearten +‎ -er

Examples

  • It is an excellent heartener and sustainer at the outset of a hard day: not only before an air trip or an interview, but when you have in prospect one of those gruelling nominal festivities like Christmas, the wedding of an old friend of your wife's or taking the family over to Gran's for Sunday dinner '.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • He was young, rich, handsome, and sufficiently silly to make any woman wish to take charge of him, and her father had told him to "go in and win, my boy, there's no one I'd like better, sir," a very good heartener for a slightly dubious youth, even though he may consider that the lady of his choice is watching another man more intently than is pleasant.

    Here are Ladies

  • Jacker thought it did, for although it was always night in the drives, the consciousness that the earth above was flooded with sunlight was a great heartener.

    The Gold-Stealers A Story of Waddy

  • Gibson tossed off another glassful of the burning heartener of men, and leaned forward with his elbows on the table.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • She went into a terrible passion, but I found myself quite unmoved by it: it is a wonderful heartener to know yourself not merely standing up for a right, but for the right to do the right thing!

    The Flight of the Shadow

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