But there are a few reasons to take heart from the new record.
Anybody who genuinely cares for Zackary can only take heart that he has fared remarkably well.
But take heart—not every corner of the country is suffering.
I take heart, though, from how desperately wrong Rubin was on the Chuck Hagel nomination—again and again, and again, and again.
But the president and his allies in Congress can also take heart from another historical parallel.
He began to take heart even before he reached the great gate of the Abbey.
People began to take heart though the fighting had not ceased.
He trod the ground more firmly as he thought of this, and bade her take heart and cry no more, and feel how steady his hand was.
It was impossible not to take heart, in the company of such a man as this.
If Sergius rested a moment at the window, it was to mark the presence of these men and to take heart at it.
Old English heorte "heart; breast, soul, spirit, will, desire; courage; mind, intellect," from Proto-Germanic *khertan- (cf. Old Saxon herta, Old Frisian herte, Old Norse hjarta, Dutch hart, Old High German herza, German Herz, Gothic hairto), from PIE *kerd- "heart" (cf. Greek kardia, Latin cor, Old Irish cride, Welsh craidd, Hittite kir, Lithuanian širdis, Russian serdce "heart," Breton kreiz "middle," Old Church Slavonic sreda "middle").
Spelling with -ea- is c.1500, reflecting what then was a long vowel, and remained when pronunciation shifted. Most of the figurative senses were present in Old English, including "intellect, memory," now only in by heart. Heart attack attested from 1875; heart disease is from 1864. The card game hearts is so called from 1886.
The chambered, muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.