Definitions

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  • adj. Having a shore, often one of a specified type.
  • v. Past participle of shore

Etymologies

shore (“coast”) +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)
See shore (verb) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Alex Ovechkin shored up my vote for MVP when I saw him score twice in the third period on the Red Wings in Washington back in January.

    Ovechkin continues to hold lead over Malkin in MVP race

  • The Bible tells me so, but my faith in the truthfulness of the Word is shored up by a number of relatively recent discoveries in physics, math, astronomy, and chemistry that have confirmed that the universe had a definite beginning.

    Parenting by the Book

  • It had become apparent to one or two more practical and sober-minded in the party, that certain portions of the "Blazing Star" tunnel (owing, perhaps, to the exigencies of a flattering annual dividend) were economically and imperfectly "shored" and supported, and were, consequently, unsafe, insecure, and to be avoided.

    Tales of the Argonauts

  • Perhaps China will commit some egregious deed that spurs reversal of the present momentum, but now that the military point is made, the more likely avenue of recourse is diplomatic work to mitigate recently shored-up alliances involving India, Japan and South Korea.

    China's Military Buildup Won't Stop The Defense Bear

  • The subject of caution and fear lacing ones disposition and decision making can in some cases not only be inhibiting but most always shored by others voices of fear, such as media and others who are always there to validate your need to be reassured you are in its flow.

    Even the criminals won't file denuncias

  • As Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Ronald Reagan, states: "The only way the United States will again have an economy is by bringing back the off-shored jobs."

    Sen. Fritz Hollings: U.S. Is in a Trade War, Whether It Likes It or Not

  • Specifically, I think she should have established an "Under Secretary for Development" at the Department of State and shored up that 'command' in her own shop.

    Steve Clemons: State Department Should Have Gone for More in QDDR Process

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she should have established an "Under Secretary for Development" at the Department of State and shored up that 'command' in her own shop.

    Steve Clemons: State Department Should Have Gone for More in QDDR Process

  • With both her hands on his arm, she shored it back and tried to draw it forward sharply in similitude of a punch.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • While goods have been increasingly out-sourced, CO2 emission has been increasingly off-shored.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Are CO2 Initiatives Already Working?

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