Definitions

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  • adv. In a heartening way; cheeringly.

Etymologies

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heartening +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Harold Holzer , senior vice president of external affairs, did say that since the museum upped its "suggested" donation the average offering has "hearteningly" gone up $2 to $3, depending on the day.

    To Pay or Not to Pay...

  • They have been courageous and hearteningly true to their style.

    World Cup 2010: How a love of Spain can make for a sterile affair

  • But hearteningly, already several people since we arrived yesterday have volunteered their disgust at Nigel de Jong's studs-up karate kick on Xabi Alonso and what else they saw on their TV screens.

    Barry Yourgrau: My Tale of Two World Cup Cities: Madrid vs Amsterdam

  • The busting of the idea that all news is local might, hearteningly, make us all less parochial.

    Clueless dads aren't that funny

  • Not all is shade and shadow, some things are hearteningly obvious.

    Noonan on Blago

  • The orchestrator of this slightly melancholy mayhem is Graham Moore, who is dispiritingly or hearteningly young 28 to have written such an accomplished book.

    Rabbi David Wolpe: The Game's Afoot Anew

  • And honestly, I'm not sure whether to look at this hearteningly: The culture of gaming is so vital to the Chinese people that it endures stunning devastation, possibly even acting as a spiritual salve in a dark period - or with alarm: Over 67 thousand people are confirmed dead (and those are just the ones whose bodies have been found), and people are grinding for new armor.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • His war vote should be an automatic disqualifier, and, hearteningly, it looks like it will be.

    Poll: Key Senate Dem Incumbent Is Safe

  • Every taboo surrounding breast cancer blown to the back of beyond in the most hearteningly honest, open and funny way ... sorry you know all that already.

    Sunday Confessions

  • Meanwhile, at least one farmer near the release area has already noted that when new arrivals appear, his crop fields become hearteningly crow and pigeon-free.

    Of Eagles & Beavers

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