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.
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.
3 It has been involuntary, and I will not encourage it.
4 It makes me wretched that you should encourage a man so generally despised as Drummle.
5 Perhaps they replied, or argued the point, or tried to encourage me to believe that I was better than I thought.
6 This was small consolation, but Miss Mills wouldn't encourage fallacious hopes.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight 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 DickensContext Highlight 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.
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.
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.
11 Also he had always the progress to encourage him; here in Chicago, for instance, the movement was growing by leaps and bounds.
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.
13 He would, however, when I made him six dollars, sometimes give me six cents, to encourage me.
14 Yes, they're natural, but it is my duty not to encourage 'em in you.'
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.