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- n. support
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Support.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Support; aid.
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It's more like a high-school forensics, albeit with the functional equivalent of performance-enhancing drugs ... and woefully inconsistent judging on the "supportment" and "factual" citeria.
The truth is, they no sooner left serving the dragon in the persecution of the Pagans, but presently, in a very few years, they gave up their power to the beast, to set up another state in opposition to the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel; in the supportment whereof the most of them continue labouring till this very day.
Positive actings, by way of supportment and assistance, maintenance, allowance of public places, and the like, in the behalf of persons deviating from the truth, in those things wherein they deviate, are contrary to the rule of the word, and duty of them in authority.
Look to sincerity in working, and faith in dependence; God's truth and fidelity will carry him out to give you unconquerable supportment: -- deflexion from these will be your destruction.
Otherwise he followed the Lord in a difficult season, and did not want unconquerable supportment.
And this he layeth down for the supportment of faith in a time of trouble.
As to our purpose, we have considerable in the chapter, -- the persons to whom these promises are given; the condition wherein they were; and the promises themselves that are made to them, for their supportment and consolation.
I pass from the direction given to the supportment and assistance promised: "I will make thee to this people a brasen and a fenced wall."
Let faith fetch in new and old; -- ancient mercies for thy supportment, everlasting mercies for thy consolation.
Let a man be hewed and squared by the word and ordinances into outward conformity never so exactly, that he seems one of the most beautiful saints in the world; yet if he be not laid rightly by faith upon the foundation, to derive from thence strength, supportment, and vigour, he will quickly fall to the ground.