Definitions

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  • n. One who, or that which, bolsters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A supporter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who bolsters; a supporter.

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Examples

  • Barneveld, with his "nil scire tutissima fides," was denounced as a disguised Catholic or an infidel, and as for Paul Buys, he was a "bolsterer of Papists, an atheist, a devil," as it has long since been made manifest.

    PG Edition of Netherlands series — Complete

  • "nil scire tutissima fides," was denounced as a disguised Catholic or an infidel, and as for Paul Buys, he was a "bolsterer of Papists, an atheist, a devil," as it has long since been made manifest.

    History of the United Netherlands, 1586e

  • "a bolsterer of all papists and ill men, a dissembler, a devil, an atheist," a "most naughty man, and a most notorious drunkard in the worst degree."

    History of the United Netherlands, 1586d

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