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bolster
 v.  support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
Classic Sentence:
1  The family tried to bolster Melanie's courage after each of these disappointments.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
2  In Ashley and his love lay strength upon which to lay her weakness, courage to bolster her fear, ease for her sorrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
3  The bed had a spring mattress, and a special sort of bolster and silk pillowcases on the little pillows.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 19
4  Sitting on her three-cornered chair she swayed, with her dark pigtails hanging, and her body like a bolster in its faded dressing-gown.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
5  Prince Andrew answered all his questions reluctantly but reasonably, and then said he wanted a bolster placed under him as he was uncomfortable and in great pain.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII
6  I dragged myself toward the bed, to seek the only defense I had left--my saving knife; but I could not reach the bolster.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
7  For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
Example Sentence:
1  The debaters amassed file boxes full of evidence to bolster their arguments.
2  The right was a plank, rather wide and long, and with a kind of bolster made of wood.
3  They were seeking evidence that might bolster a conspiracy theory long nurtured by President Trump.
4  Ferguson has wrestled to bolster its standing, a possibility that seems much more remote now that its name has become shorthand for racial turmoil.
5  They have declared this week Shark Week, and are running events aimed at bolstering opposition to shark fin soup. Shark fin soup emerged as a culinary delicacy in the 1400s, during the Ming Dynasty.
6  For herself, she did nothing but caper about in the front chambers, jump on and off the bedsteads, and lie on the mattresses and piled-up bolsters and pillows before the enormous fires roaring in the chimneys.
7  For herself, she did nothing but caper about in the front chambers, jump on and off the bedsteads, and lie on the mattresses and piled-up bolsters and pillow before the enormous fires roaring in the chimneys.