encouraging


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inspiring confidence or hope

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giving courage or confidence or hope

furnishing support and encouragement

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The task before me did not seem a very encouraging one.
In giving all these descriptions of what I saw during my mouth of travel in the country around Tuskegee, I wish my readers to keep in mind the fact that there were many encouraging exceptions to the conditions which I have described.
He was continually encouraging her tendency to affectation (which I had done my utmost to crush), talking about her pretty face, and filling her head with all manner of conceited notions concerning her personal appearance (which I had instructed her to regard as dust in the balance compared with the cultivation of her mind and manners); and I never saw a child so susceptible of flattery as she was.
I am afraid I can't give you an encouraging report of your aunt.
I shouldn't say there was a great deal" was Marilla's encouraging answer.
I'd have thought that it was real noble of him to confess it, and I'd have thought what an encouraging thing it would be for small boys nowadays who do naughty things and are sorry for them to know that perhaps they may grow up to be ministers in spite of it.
And I believe you will be encouraging your wife in a hopeless effort, if you encourage her to persist in the search for her lost friend.
And this consideration, perhaps it was, which prevented Captain Blifil from being more explicit with Mrs Wilkins, or from encouraging the abuse which she had bestowed on Allworthy.
I mean, that we are liable to be imposed upon, and to confer our choicest favours often on the undeserving, as you must own was your case in your bounty to that worthless fellow Partridge: for two or three such examples must greatly lessen the inward satisfaction which a good man would otherwise find in generosity; nay, may even make him timorous in bestowing, lest he should be guilty of supporting vice, and encouraging the wicked; a crime of a very black dye, and for which it will by no means be a sufficient excuse, that we have not actually intended such an encouragement; unless we have used the utmost caution in chusing the objects of our beneficence.
Excuse me, Miss Halcombe," he said, "if I venture to say that you are only encouraging the boy by asking him these questions.
And, Thomas, it is really shameful, with my poor head continually wearing me out, that a boy brought up as you have been, and whose education has cost what yours has, should be found encouraging his sister to wonder, when he knows his father has expressly said that she is not to do it.
Mr Brass encouraging this idea, as he would have encouraged any other emanating from the same source, the dwarf walked in to try the effect.
We're less hierarchical, more encouraging of male sentimentality (seems like every two months there's an emotional, inspirational, tear-wrenching football movie at the tenplex), more encouraging of sexual expression.
By encouraging recycling, the agency is demonstrating its dedication to positive environmental stewardship.
You can't have it both ways, encouraging unregulated employment, then hoping the employers will be good.