I need that encouraging word, like life needs the sun.
Whenever this happened, my mother would be there with an encouraging word.
But so far she has received little more than encouraging words.
Court left him at last, with a few encouraging words.
His father had taken the phone and offered a few encouraging words.
He looked at me as before and spoke the encouraging words.
But despite his encouraging words, he had a bad feeling about this.
"Good," said the teacher in the first of many encouraging words for the day.
"We were glad to get an encouraging word from any source."
The Doctor gives her some encouraging words about the future and they set off together for a nearby hospital.