causing cheerfulness; encouraging
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How to use heartening in a sentence
That’s heartening news for snow-sport businesses — and for people who are discovering their nearby trails, since the activity can help initiate and maintain longevity-boosting behaviors.Local cross-country skiing can smooth a bumpy winter’s ups and downs | Erin E. Williams | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
That’s up 16 percent from 2016, another heartening statistic.
And the international success has been heartening, particularly in Germany and Japan.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie | Daniel Genis | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But somehow that concession fails to be terribly heartening.
It is not heartening that it took eight years for a grad student to catch the bogus math.Barbara Fredrickson’s Bestselling ‘Positivity’ Is Trashed by a New Study | Will Wilkinson | August 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
What is surprising to me, and heartening, is that so many Israelis are talking about it.
What is most heartening about our poll is that the American people get it.New Poll Finds Americans Are Worried About Runaway Population Growth | Jerry Karnas | February 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only by a nimble maneuver did I escape being tripped; but it was heartening to know Patricia could respond to my needs.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
Several American officers have come to us on a visit, and the stories they bring of preparations at home are very heartening.The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
These heartening recollections made me forget the loss of Twist, the recalcitrant cow, and the dilemma that confronted me.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
This explained us pretty well, I thought, and we got most heartening coffee and a cart to a little roadside station.Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
In a crisis like the present, moments drag like hours, and the firing line needed heartening.Wells Brothers | Andy Adams