I was watching for some encouraging sign.
If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
Was Sarah encouraging a relationship between them?
What must he think of her, encouraging him one minute, and then turning away the next?
When he spoke, he had encouraging news on another matter.
The bed molded to her body with each movement, encouraging her to stay there even longer.
Gabriel wasn't getting his hopes up, let alone encouraging hers.
He plied her lips gently, testing and encouraging, and she felt herself respond despite her indignation.
I don't understand you two, both encouraging your lovers to cheat on you.
"You know," she continued as she scooped grain into a stanchion, "it really galls me that Josh is always encouraging Lori with her work, but he never misses an opportunity to belittle mine.
Sure, he had stepped over the line, but hadn't she invited him by encouraging his attention?
The neighbors continued to help, but they had their own lives to live and she was encouraging them to get back to their normal activities.
Was she encouraging Alex to assume a paternal role, or was she merely old-fashioned enough to think that men and women had specific roles?
He concentrated on encouraging the stubborn horse to head back the way they came.
"I think she looks cool," Jonathan submitted, cutting his eyes to Carmen and giving her an encouraging smile.
Apparently Rob didn't think I'd been encouraging him.
Under different circumstances she would be openly encouraging his attention - the circumstances being, if Dad hadn't sent him.
Laurencio was encouraging her.
Sensing she was only encouraging him not to do what she wanted, she sought some other reason.
Like another Socrates, he taught them to know themselves, repressing vanity, encouraging the despondent, and attaching all alike by his unobtrusive sympathy.
It was probably the practically helpful and encouraging form that his gift as a "prophet" took (Acts xiii.
Successes will come, encouraging more data collection and more people to participate.
Nature has determined how the child shall learn to speak, and all we can do is to aid him in the simplest, easiest way possible, by encouraging him to observe and imitate the vibrations in the voice.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object, even for the poor misanthrope and most melancholy man.
"Encouraging us to get along quicker," said another uneasily.