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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEARTENED

We strive for peace and security, heartened by the changes all around us.

His father's letter had heartened him almost as much as the review in the Times.

And then Gonzaga uttered words that might have heartened him.

Evidently he was heartened by the fact that Rathburn had said he was not an officer and he believed him.

“You have heartened me more than you know,” said Mr. Mix, with ecclesiastical soberness.

How was he to be heartened now—after so many more years of failure?

This heartened us, so once more we took up our packs and started.

Heartened by his aid, the remnants of Monaill's band charged with him.

Often it heartened her, but never when it touched upon his weary chase.

Her voice did not waver; it heartened with its vengeful, determined mien.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to encourage," from heart + -en (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.