- encounter group,
- encounter session,
Origin of encouragement
Examples from the Web for encouragement
Condon can take some encouragement that the Times favorably reviewed an earlier Washington production of Side Show.
Noor joined it in 2007 with the encouragement of a man he simply calls “Mr. Khattak.”Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the crowd started to audibly sing one of his songs, he would lose track of the vocal and launch into screams of encouragement.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, all kids see a little bit of Bart in themselves—a scared but bright kid who just needs some encouragement and trust.
I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and I have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address|Ray Robinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no time to make reply to these cries of encouragement.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
"I wish the Notes was condensed into half the number of volumes," he proceeded, under this encouragement.Father Brighthopes|John Townsend Trowbridge
The encouragement of thrift among the soldiers was part of the work of "Pay."G. H. Q.|Frank Fox
As for planting, little was done by them, although every possible inducement and encouragement was given.The West Indies and the Spanish Main |James Rodway
Dear Brethren, this chapter is full of instruction and encouragement.
As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers. [Hawthorne, "House of Seven Gables"]