Definitions

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  • v. Past participle of uphold

Etymologies

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up- +‎ holden

Examples

  • Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Lo ye all Englishmen, see ye not what a mischief here was! for he that was the most king and knight of the world, and most loved the fellowship of noble knights, and by him they were all upholden, now might not these Englishmen hold them content with him.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

    Job 4.

  • He was seated on the Treasury-bench between his Attorney and Solicitor General, the two pillars of the law and state, magis pares quam similes; and the minister might indulge in a short slumber, whilst he was upholden on either hand by the majestic sense of Thurlow, and the skilful eloquence of Wedderburne.

    Memoirs of My Life and Writings

  • If once our Government come to be upholden by the votes of those who should be corrected or ejected by it, and the worst men be friends to it because it is a friend to them in their ungodliness, we shall then engage the Lord against it, and he will appear as engaged against us.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Lo all ye Englishmen, see ye not what a mischief here was, for Arthur was the most king and knight of the world, and most loved the fellowship of noble knights, and by him they were all upholden.

    Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Retold from Malory's "Morte dArthur"

  • "Ahaback and Desra, the wicked enchanters who have upholden thy rebellious brother, are dead; the army of Ahubal is in the utmost consternation; and the friends of the Sultan wish to see thee hunting thine enemies, as the lion hunts the wild asses in the forest."

    Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers

  • As you love your welfares therefore, follow no more this vein, but content yourselves with that you have already, or else seek honest means whereby to increase your livelihoods; for I love not learning so ill that I will impair the revenues of any one house by a penny, whereby it may be upholden.

    Of Universities. Chapter XVIII. [1577, Book II., Chapter 6; 1587, Book II., Chapter 3

  • So that which he might have upholden with little cost, his successor is constrained to build it again anew, to his great charge.

    The Second Book. Of Sciences, Crafts, and Occupation

  • Christopher the Old, and that now he was seeking to his kingdom, not for lust of power and gain, but that he might be the friend of good men and true, and uphold them and be by them upholden.

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

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