ENCOURAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENCOURAGE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
encourage
 v.  activate; stimulate
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The old man, I could perceive, often endeavoured to encourage his children, as sometimes I found that he called them, to cast off their melancholy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
2  She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
3  It has been involuntary, and I will not encourage it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
4  It makes me wretched that you should encourage a man so generally despised as Drummle.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVIII
5  Perhaps they replied, or argued the point, or tried to encourage me to believe that I was better than I thought.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVII
6  This was small consolation, but Miss Mills wouldn't encourage fallacious hopes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
7  As I had long forborne to encourage him with hopes that hung on threads, I made no other comment on this information than that I supposed he would see her soon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY'S DREAM COMES TRUE
8  At that moment Sergey Ivanovitch looked upon Vronsky as a man taking an important part in a great cause, and Koznishev thought it his duty to encourage him and express his approval.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 5
9  But, of course, she could do more with Frank in this sequestered alcove than in a breathless reel and she could listen fascinated to his talk and encourage him to greater flights of foolishness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  But now that they had become her own people, to bathe and encourage and adorn, she had an acute and uncomfortable interest in them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  Also he had always the progress to encourage him; here in Chicago, for instance, the movement was growing by leaps and bounds.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
12  White men have been known to encourage slaves to escape, and then, to get the reward, catch them and return them to their masters.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
13  He would, however, when I made him six dollars, sometimes give me six cents, to encourage me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
14  Yes, they're natural, but it is my duty not to encourage 'em in you.'
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
15  If you encourage servants in giving way to every little disagreeable feeling, and complaining of every little ailment, you'll have your hands full.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
16  They display chocolates next to supermarket checkouts to encourage impulse buying.
17  We must encourage the planting of new trees and preserve our existing woodlands.
18  They encourage boys to be sensitive and artistic.
19  Don't encourage bad habits in a child.
20  As a club, we try to encourage sportsmanlike behaviour.
21  We want to encourage students to participate fully in the running of the college.
22  Counsellors encourage victims of crime to confront their emotions.
23  Reaction to his taunts will only encourage him.
24  Don't encourage his laziness.
25  A teacher can encourage children to think analytically.
26  Her main contention is that doctors should do more to encourage healthy eating.
27  The school has a system of rewards and punishments to encourage good behaviour.
28  He said the government must introduce tax incentives to encourage investment.
29  Sometimes a few words of comfort to the one who has just failed may encourage him to stand up and even try to make a comeback.
30  The Act will encourage private enterprise.