verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for heartening
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|DAILY BEAST
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|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|DAILY BEAST
It's heartening to see limited government conservatism alive and well at the state level.
On May 11th of that year our beloved father died, comforted with the heartening rites of the Church.An Autobiography|Elizabeth Butler
But she exposes herself to many perils in the hope of cheering and heartening up the men.French and English|Evelyn Everett-Green
And the homely honest face was not strange, nor the blue, faded eyes, with their heartening assurance of good-fellowship.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
"You are wonderful, and it is heartening to meet with such mighty faith," replied Sir Walter.The Grey Room|Eden Phillpotts
There was the smell of the good red soil in the little story, a whiff of the home earth reminiscent and heartening.The Quickening|Francis Lynde