from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of uphold.

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  • imp. & p. p. of uphold.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of uphold.


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  • On Jan. 14, Griffin upheld the removal of five children, all boys who have sisters who were taken into custody in September.

    Judge upholds removal of kids from Tony Alamo followers 2009

  • The statist Alexander Court again upheld executive preference to ignore the will of the voters -- this time allowing Sound Transit to continue collecting its motor vehicle tax, despite I-776.

    Sound Politics: Absence of Justice 2006

  • The call upheld after replays, Denver got the ball back and on fourth down Cutler hit Eddie Royal in the end zone for a four-yard touchdown to make the game 38-37.

    The Scores Report - The National Sports Blog 2008

  • In a closely divided 4 – 3 decision, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin upheld the city’s actions because Wisconsin courts follow the undivided feerule.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Important Case on Compensation for Takings 2010

  • The reason most aren’t upheld is because vast majority of complaints are completely malicious or false.

    Islam? Yes. Gay? Yes. British? No, Oh, OK then. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009

  • On Thursday, Griffin upheld the department’s decision with regard to five of the children, who belong to four families.

    Another member of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries jailed on contempt charge 2009

  • Thirteenth Amendment argument: This is a brief that I filed arguing that the right to privacy protects, um, the right of women and their families to make these choices and that Roe v. Wade should be upheld, which is in 1989.

    Obama's nominee for Office of Legal Counsel: pregnancy is slavery 2009

  • Well, the White House, not surprisingly, disagrees, calling the upheld sentence a milestone.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2006 2006

  • It is the Church of God which we must oversee - that Church for which the world is chiefly upheld, which is sanctified by the Holy Ghost, which is the mystical body of Christ, that Church with which angels are present, and on which they attend as ministering spirits, whose little ones have their angels beholding the face of God in heaven.

    The Reformed Pastor 1615-1691 1974

  • It is evident, therefore, that we must never accept any conception of God that is contrary to what we see in Christ, and must utterly reject any view of His character or of His acts, or any statement of His relations with us as human beings, no matter how strongly upheld, which is at variance with what Christ has revealed.

    The God of All Comfort 1905


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