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enhearten

[en-hahr-tn] /ɛnˈhɑr tn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to hearten.
Origin of enhearten
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; en-1 + hearten
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  • But he was enheartened too, and courage to surmount a thousand failures welled up in him as from an unimagined spring.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • enheartened by this he seized a handful of dry palm leaves to hurl them on the glowing coals.

    The Rope of Gold

    Roy J. Snell
  • enheartened, he started south, hoping to find water sometime during the morning.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton

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