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- adj. having buttresses or supports.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of buttress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with a buttress or buttresses: said of an arch, or of a building or part of a building, as a Gothic church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. held up by braces or buttresses
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It helps to remember that in the early 1960s, before the Stonewall Nation, feminists, and anti-colonial guerillas rose up to fight for pride and empowerment, abject depictions of women, queers and the colonized were still the default expression buttressed by law and religion.
Still, it wasn't until I'd passed through the "buttressed" spruce, which marks the unofficial entrance to OSI, and walked the hundred yards or so to a fallen tree upon whose trunk sits a red stone - the very square inch itself - that I apprehended just how privileged I was to be having the experience.
As these groups immigrated to America, religion flowed naturally out of their ethnic heritage, while ethnicity buttressed their religion.
The corporatist mentality no longer even has the empirical support that buttressed Berle's confidence in the power and long-term supremacy of large corporations.
From that base he could assume political office and power, and that was what young Washington aimed for: enough land and wealth to join that rarefied circle, buttressed by an honorable reputation however earned.
While TRAC officials said that buttressed their report's findings, Astrue said the more meaningful measure was the faster processing and decision-issuing times produced by his agency's improvement efforts.
He became known as the architect of the "single-bullet theory" that buttressed the finding that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin.
The more than four hours of speeches, poetry and music were buttressed with testimonials from out-of-work Americans, immigrants, veterans and Native Americans.
The Pentagon contingent has been buttressed by Secretary Robert Gates.
Unfortunately, in the US much of ruthless power grabbing is pursued by leaders who take public pride in their faith and commitment to the public restoration of Christian values; often buttressed by expressions of hypocritical humility and concerns for the spiritual and moral wellness of the soul of the American nation.