It was intended to encourage her, but it was more a distraction.
If his father was that ill, maybe she could encourage him to go to the doctor.
Of course, Mr. Cade hardly seemed the seductive type and she certainly wasn't going to encourage it.
No, if you must know, he was trying to encourage me to get out and date.
Betsy desperately wanted to encourage him further but to her credit, she kept her silence.
I considered telling her the tipster was ill and out of service for a few days but common sense dictated that doing so might encourage someone to commit a crime in the tipster's absence.
I wasted no time telephoning the Leblanc's number to encourage my wife to return home.
The knowledge made her want to scream, knowing she'd spent years blindly letting him talk to her like this and encourage her with pretty words, while he ensured the tumor in her head killed her.
I think you will not encourage him.
"Don't encourage him," Dean said as he read the comics.
I know you think he was high handed about it, but as your guardian, it was his responsibility to encourage you to get a good education.
She wasn't about to encourage Darian, not when she couldn't handle the results.
When this is over, I'll encourage Darian to hunt your kind as well.
If you didn't trust me with other men, why did you encourage it?
Don't encourage him, Carmen.
Then again, maybe he thought she was trying to encourage Rob.
Patriotic efforts are made to encourage the use of Hebrew both for writing and speaking, but the continued existence of it as a literary language depends on the direction in which the future history of the Jews will develop.
At the same time he did much to encourage agriculture and local industries, among others establishing the manufacture of porcelain.
In character he was modest, kind and sympathetic, ever ready to help and encourage serious students, generous in his judgment of the works of others, a most cheery companion, full of wit and humour.
That this democratization of information and opinion would lead to vigorous debate and encourage a young monk to question the church?
Wealth and society encourage civilization, which is advantageous to everyone.
I ASK ALL HER FRIENDS TO ENCOURAGE HER TO TELL THEM OF HER DOINGS, AND TO MANIFEST AS MUCH CURIOSITY AND PLEASURE IN HER LITTLE ADVENTURES AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN.
Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?
Anatole smiled as though to encourage her.
Our Emperor joined the army to encourage it to defend every inch of Russian soil and not to retreat.
To encourage culture and philanthropy is all very well of course.