Definitions

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  • v. To reinforce or strengthen (something at risk of failure).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. support by placing against something solid or rigid

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Powhatàns, who occupied the country from the sea shore up to the falls of the rivers, were a powerful nation, and seem to have consisted of seven tribes five on the western and two on the eastern shore.

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • The "liberals" (Unitarians) allied themselves with high Federalists and began to create a set of private societies and institutions meant to shore up their cultural and political authority, a movement that prefigured the emergence of the Boston Brahmin class.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • "This is Sharon Centaur, transformed from human to help shore up the new species, but she's still learning the nuances of centaurism."

    Zombie Lover

  • The sea as it came in view was chaotic with wave-crests, and then as they turned a shoulder of the slope they could see the line of the Devil's Teeth running out from the shore up there to windward, and still hanging precariously from their jagged fangs was the wreck, black against the seething foam.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • Indulging himself in words in an attempt to shore up a damaged ego.

    Firestorm

  • ATI Treasury questioned the wisdom of investing the additional sums needed to shore up CTM when enormous resources were required to prepare ATI for operation in the deregulated U.S. market.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • The "liberals" (Unitarians) allied themselves with [[Federalist Party | high Federalists]] and began to create a set of private societies and institutions meant to shore up their cultural and political authority, a movement that prefigured the emergence of the Boston Brahmin class.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Aeons ago the idea must have seemed a good one, Quath thought: augment the podia as they aged, to use their experience and shore up the stiffening organs.

    Tides Of Light

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