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Definition of "take heart" []

  • To be courageous; to regain one's courage (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "take heart" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, John Adams was perhaps not wrong to take heart from Montesquieu’s analysis of Hannibal’s failure to conquer Rome."
  • "Were the Shawbrae but come to as happy an issue I should take heart and think that "the wheel of my Destiny" had made a turn."
  • "Our gallant Wazir, when he wasn't peeping out to make sure there were no eavesdroppers, was brisking himself up with copious pinches of Peshawar snuff which I suspect contained something a sight more stimulating than powdered tobacco; he seemed to take heart from the confidence of Tej Singh, who paced the apartment like Napoleon at Marengo, heaving his guts before him and tripping over his sabre while describing to me, in a gloating whisper, how the Khalsa would flee in disorder at the first setback; I lay nursing my ankle, trying to forget my own perilous situation and praying that Lal Singh could brow-beat his staff into obedience before the effect of the snuff wore off."