That hardly encourages hopes that consumers will spend enough to work off the inventory stockpile.
A wall of cynicism hardly encourages companies that have strayed to take responsibility and make amends.
China's experience can hardly encourage them.
Post-9/11 realities hardly encourage understanding.
"The climate hardly encourages any unnecessary surface activity."
Such negative attitudes hardly encourage success.
These visits will hardly encourage that.
By directing consumers to the "3 for £10" promotions, stores are hardly encouraging us to discover new wines.
This hardly encourages people to stay put and I think the aid workers are owed a debt of thanks for their commitment and their determination.
Mr. Reagan's record hardly encourages the belief that even that much could be accomplished without a real change in the Administration's decision-making and negotiating procedures.