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buh truhst

  • v  reinforce with a buttress
  • v  make stronger or defensible
  • s  held up by braces or buttresses

  • This theory, buttressed by Wallerstein's 2000 best seller, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study, helped explain so many ills--depression, juvenile delinquency .
  • With only two years of high school behind him, and buttressed by an intense auto-didacticism, Farnsworth gained admission to Brigham Young University.
  • West Germany's diplomatic claims, which included the right to represent East Germany in international affairs and demands for lands taken over by Poland, only buttressed Soviet .
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  • Everyone Is Showing the Centers of Their Bras
    Demi Lovato appears on Cosmopolitan's August cover in a plunging orange dress that reveals the underwire-buttressed center of an ornate teal bra. When it comes to bra-flaunting, center-bra is notoriously difficult since wearers basically end up naked from neck to sternum. But in our modern era of midriff exposure and ribcage cutouts, ... More »        
    July 2, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Gerard Arpey in Wall Street Journal
    Chairman and Chief Executive Gerard Arpey said the new liquidity and financing "have buttressed our financial foundation and added flexibility to our near-term and future plans."
  • Rupert Murdoch in BusinessWeek
    Other companies may be suffering,Murdoch said in a telephone hookup with analysts from Beijing. "But our confidence and ambition is buttressed by a very healthy balance sheet."
  • John Tsang in Xinhua
    My confidence in Hong Kong's future is buttressed by our advantage in having the Mainland as our hinterland,said John Tsang, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, when delivering the 2009-2010-budget speech at...

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