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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of embolden.

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Examples

  • Chavez shaking hands with Putin emboldens his supporters and casts doubt on America painting him as "an enemy".

    DNC paints Pawlenty as liar

  • "The failure to stand up for free expression emboldens those who would attack and undermine it," says the statement.

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  • The failure to stand up for free expression emboldens those who would attack and undermine it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy

  • McCain suggests that meeting with them lends a kind of credibility and "emboldens" them.

    Hagel criticizes McCain over Iran comments

  • Just like Vietnam, once a war is lost it's only a matter of time before you withdraw and it "emboldens" others.

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  • What "emboldens" our enemies is watching our economy tank.

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  • McChrystal said that bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, now in hiding, is an "iconic figure" whose survival "emboldens" the extremist group's franchise.

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  • But just as religion emboldens us to justify behaviors we might otherwise abhor, so too does ideology.

    Janice Harper: With God on Their Side: The Tennessee Pro-Bully Bill

  • "A withdrawal date only emboldens al-Qaeda and the Taliban, while dispiriting our Afghan partners and making it less likely that they will risk their lives to take our side in this fight," McCain said Tuesday.

    Dems balk at deployment plan

  • The unwillingness of the Democratic establishment to defend free markets emboldens the rioters.

    Pelosi The ultimate dipstick.

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