Encouragement



[en-kur-ij-muh nt, -kuhr-] /ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
the state of being .
3.
something that :
Praise is the greatest encouragement.
n.

1560s, from encourage + -ment, or from Middle French encoragement.

As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers. [Hawthorne, “House of Seven Gables”]

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