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  • v  give encouragement to

  • The notably mild Warner-Levin resolution of disapproval would "discourage our troops and hearten our enemies," he said.
  • Said the Dean of Prescot at Lancashire: "The recollection and commemoration of men and women who died for genuine religious convictions will hearten not only Catholics but many .
  • Even so, the attacks on the kiss became so vocal that an exasperated Lieberman told one group of Democrats "I didn't kiss him back," a response that didn't exactly hearten them.

  • Tony Blair in FOXNews
    I do not want to either dismay our allies or hearten our enemies by suggesting we will do anything else than stay until our job is done,Blair said.
  • Mike Gatting in This is Wiltshire.co.uk
    Gatting said: "It's great to see how much is going on, it does hearten me in the job I've got now. We need clubs like this because otherwise the game doesn't progress, and my role is to find a few more clubs like this and try and help them out. The...
  • President Bush in The Conservative Voice
    The international community came and listened very carefully to the Iraqi government's proposals and pledged support for this new democracy,Bush said. "And that ought to hearten the Iraqi people."

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