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  • n  a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
  • v  reinforce with a buttress
  • v  make stronger or defensible

  • While buttressing White House assertions that nothing illegal had occurred, the statement raised anew the propriety of Nixon's large (and secret) indebtedness to his friends.
  • In the press conference, Brown admitted that his office does, in fact, work closely with the NYPD, further buttressing Meyers frustration that there is no state special prosecutor.
  • Though Bill was still off sulking, the prospect of the Clinton machine buttressing Obama's army of supporters and donors made many a Republican swallow hard.
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    According to sources familiar with the matter, Google has both a smart watch similar to the Pebble as well as a video game console under development, both running its Android operating system. Additionally, the same sources indicate a refresh of a media playing device similar to the Nexus Q is underway, buttressing previous rumors. Reportedly, Google hopes to design and market the devices itself ...
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  • Alicia Drake in Chicago Tribune
    To address these global challenges, we must go on building and buttressing bridges to allies around the world: to bring in the rice to feed our people, investments to create jobs; and to keep the peace and maintain stability in our country and the... President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Macapagal-Arroyo&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHciuUaC3mAmBG-PoNqvQHJOzqohA Sun.Star http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/net/2008/07/28/arroyo.vows.pinoy.survival.from.global.crisis.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEHLf-l7bkhQeLUYUCa6tibstdksA Jul 28, 2008 13993 18859 buttressing His designs were the antithesis of the haute-couture school, with its premise of buttressing and correcting the woman's silhouette," wrote Alicia Drake in "The Beautiful Fall," her book about French fashion during Saint Laurent's rise to...
  • Frank Emerson in Contra Costa Times
    We're adamant that simply buttressing the dam is a very poor solution for the community and the state,Emerson said, because it would leave "a destructive and constant impact on the steelhead trout without providing water storage or flood...

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