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take heart

To have one's confidence, courage, or happiness bolstered (by something). We may have lost the election, but we take heart in the fact that so many young people are now engaged and excited about politics. I know you're upset about getting a rejection letter, but take heart—there's a good chance one of the other schools will accept you.
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take heart (from something)

to receive courage or comfort from some fact. I hope that you will take heart from what we told you today. Even though you did not win the race, take heart from the fact that you did your best. I told her to take heart and try again next time.
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take heart

Be confident, be brave, as in Take heart, we may still win this game. This idiom uses heart in the sense of "courage." [First half of 1500s]
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take heart

If you take heart from something, it makes you feel happier or more hopeful. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. The Americans have taken heart from the fact that fourteen other food-exporting countries have attacked the proposals too. Note: People also say take heart in order to encourage someone to be more hopeful. Take heart — you're not alone.
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take heart

be encouraged.
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take ˈheart (from something)

feel more positive about something, especially when you thought that you had no chance of achieving something: The government can take heart from the results of the latest opinion polls.
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take heart

To be confident or courageous.
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Annan boss Peter Murphy takes heart from the fact Accies were beaten 4-1 in the Scottish Cup on their last visit but said: "We've got to get in there and give ourselves the best chance."
The Clarets have been sucked into the survival scrap, but Keane takes heart from his side's finish last season, when they took 16 points from their final six games to win the Championship title.
He takes heart at the words of a travel writer: oIf you take faith into your heart and just step outside without expectations, life comes together like a pair of cupped hands to catch you.o He combines history and currency to his excursion, for a rich, complex, and in-depth coverage of his subject as he navigates through races, religions, languages and cultures.
But Adams isn't panicking and takes heart from his side's first-half display at Parkhead.
The Hampshire stud takes heart from sale results for its young sire at New Zealand's premier yearling sale JulianDollar Robert Cowell has a nice winner at Meydan with Monsieur Joe.
The American Heart Association takes heart health seriously, but it knows how to have fun with it, too.
While Pearce takes heart from the likes of Theo Walcott, Adam Johnson, Kieran Gibbs and James Milner having all progressed into Fabio Capello's senior squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers, the U21 coach admits it can be frustrating for some of his players to get a taste of top-level football only to return to the reserves at their parent clubs.
IWAS concerned to read in the letter from Justin Kerswell (March 22), a defender of the rights of animals, that he condones the corruption of lambs, a surprising new development in industrial scale meat production, and even takes heart to watch the innocent creatures gambling.
And the manager also takes heart from his players' fighting spirit which has gleaned late equalisers in the last two games, at Hartlepool and Carlisle.
But one can hope that he also takes heart from the fact that a lot of people who have known his paintings for a long time--as well as those who are just now getting acquainted with them--are rooting for him to stay in the ring and get the job done.
Not particularly thrilled with the prospect of spending the summer with her mother, Leigh at least takes heart in the idea that she will be running around Dublin with fistfuls of money and no real supervision.
The exhibit will continue at least through June 2005, and Peakes takes heart from a recent report that Disney CEO Michael Eisner, on a tour of Epcot, remarked after seeing Forests For Our Future that "This is the kind of exhibit we should have more of."
And he takes heart from the way Hutton (right) bounced back from a leg break to seal a pounds 9million move to Tottenham.