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to impart strength and confidence to

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give encouragement to

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But I am heartened by the encouragement of our essayists, who tell us that our best preaching is still ahead of us and that our present context is a kind of homiletical heaven.
1) We were heartened by your testimony, as we were heartened by then-Commissioner Peterson's December 1992 remarks that changes in how Counsel personnel are utilized should not operate "to deprive taxpayers of the traditional right, through formal technical advice or more informally, to present legal arguments to the person most directly responsible for deciding the Service's position.
We are heartened to have received the support of members of both houses and both parties in Iowa's General Assembly.
But I think all of us can be heartened by the efforts which have been made in recent times to promote reconciliation, tolerance and forgiveness.
It is why we are always heartened by the arrival of spring, and the realization that new life, new potential, new goodness is in bloom.
Heartened by a resurgence in Bridgehampton, where multi-million dollar sales rose, and "eye-opening" numbers in the historic estate district of East Hampton Village, where the average sales price climbed by 20% to a lofty $2.
Nevertheless, they should be heartened by the fact that aspirin, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and other medications remain effective against heart disease and strokes in older women.
So I am heartened when I hear that some of the bishops have been asking how the Curia can do `better service.
While heartened by a recent "spiritual spring" often initiated by the laity, the Pope noted that in the "widespread atmosphereof secularization, many believers are tempted to distance themselves from the Churchand make compromises with the dominant culture," even to the point of criticism of the Magisterium.
At his first public skating performance after the outing, Orser said he was heartened by the tremendously supportive response he received from the public.
We continue to be heartened by the interest shown in Epoch from the institutional, sub-advisory, and consulting communities.
Therefore, said the council, it was heartened to note that the primates asked for, and the ACC chair requested, that the American and Canadian churches be given an opportunity at the Nottingham meeting to explain their positions on homosexuality.
I am heartened to see that my overtures to them have sparked an interest in a possible sale.
Those who think the current spate of gay or lesbian movies paints an inaccurate picture of two communities separated by an unbridgeable gulf will be heartened by Never Met Picasso, a film that's anchored by the close friendship of a gay man and a lesbian.
Many firms who managed to survive the worst of times in recent years are now heartened that the best of times may lie ahead.