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 Meanings and Examples of BUTTRESS
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buttress
 v.  support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
Example Sentence:
1  The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to buttress his weak case.
2  She buttressed her argument with solid facts.
Classic Sentence:
1  Thus assured and buttressed, the centre of the Anglo-Dutch army was well posted.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
2  This barricade, constructed as it was and admirably buttressed, was really one of those situations where a handful of men hold a legion in check.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
3  I think I was glad to know it; I think I was glad to have my better impulses thus buttressed and guarded by the terrors of the scaffold.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
4  The access to the upper apartments in the tower which consist in all of four stories, is given by stairs which are carried up through the external buttresses.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII