- to give courage or confidence to; cheer.
Origin of hearten
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Examples from the Web for heartened
The friendliness of their first Texas customers surprised and heartened the Kallisons.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas
September 20, 2014
Few will be heartened by the fact that the debt will oppress race-neutrally.Did Needs-Blind Admission Create the College Debt Crisis?
July 6, 2014
As someone who supports this basic agenda, I am heartened to see this maturation, and the shift in power that has come with it.We’re Here, We’re Pro-Israel/Pro-Peace, We’re Used to It. Now What?
September 30, 2013
But she said she was heartened by those who came to her defense, including some members of Congress, friends, and the university.Will Sandra Fluke Sue Rush Limbaugh?
March 3, 2012
Many Burmese are heartened to now hear her describe Thein Sein as reasonable, honest, even worthy of some trust.Hillary Clinton in Burma: Why She's Visiting the Oppressed State
November 19, 2011
We strive for peace and security, heartened by the changes all around us.
His father's letter had heartened him almost as much as the review in the Times.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
And then Gonzaga uttered words that might have heartened him.The Strolling Saint
Evidently he was heartened by the fact that Rathburn had said he was not an officer and he believed him.The Coyote
“You have heartened me more than you know,” said Mr. Mix, with ecclesiastical soberness.Rope
- to make or become cheerful
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Word Origin and History for heartened
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