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Hetty was quite certain her uncle wanted her to encourage Adam, and would be pleased for her to marry him.
I certainly cannot return his affection, and as certainly never meant to encourage it.
The Emperor was with the army to encourage it, but his presence and ignorance of what steps to take, and the enormous number of advisers and plans, destroyed the first army's energy and it retired.
He maintained that the dog got that laugh to encourage him also.
Whatever was wrong, in either her or her brother, he would encourage by laughing at, if not by actually praising: people little know the injury they do to children by laughing at their faults, and making a pleasant jest of what their true friends have endeavoured to teach them to hold in grave abhorrence.
I am waiting to encourage her, captain, until she is left alone with me--after you have all sailed for the Arctic seas.
A gentle murmur from the aunts seemed to encourage him, and he went on with an engaging smile, for the good man was slyly trying to win all the ladies to vote for him when the time came.
And was it not your duty, as a good husband, to encourage me to say more?
And I believe you will be encouraging your wife in a hopeless effort, if you encourage her to persist in the search for her lost friend.
When they had first met this gallant gentleman at Geneva, Gowan had been undecided whether to kick him or encourage him; and had remained for about four-and-twenty hours, so troubled to settle the point to his satisfaction, that he had thought of tossing up a five-franc piece on the terms, 'Tails, kick; heads, encourage,' and abiding by the voice of the oracle.
You will say, 'I am not a circumstance; I don't see how this encourages me to hope'--and you will be quite right.
What has happened in the schoolroom encourages me to persevere in the investigation.