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  • n  someone who upholds or maintains
    firm upholders of tradition

  • A fervent upholder of that tradition is Lieut.
  • In particular, they are concerned that Carter's image as a zealous upholder of ethical purity may be seriously tarnished.
  • Prasad is a strong upholder of tradition; he still opposes tractors' and factories for India.
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  • Norman Rockwell’s Proto-Photorealism at the McNay
    Norman Rockwell is considered by his detractors to be an anti-modernist upholder of traditional American values. But in this travelling exhibition, the New York-born artist emerges as a shrewd conceptualist in tune with his pre-television audience. If that doesn’t grab you, the exhibit’s exploration of how Rockwell employed photography to create the richly detailed, naturalistic paintings used ...
    July 10, 2013 - San Antonio Current

  • Ma Ying-jeou in Taipei Times
    For years, Taiwan has been the major stronghold, guardian and upholder of Chinese culture,Ma said.
  • Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran Times
    Certainly this was not a becoming move by the countries who claim to be the upholder of the law and civilization,Rafsanjani said during an Expediency Council session on Saturday.
  • Elizabeth Wilmshurst in The Guardian
    ...about the potential consequences for Britain if it went to war without a fresh UN resolution - which never came - Wilmshurst, Wood's deputy who did resign, told the inquiry: "The UK's reputation as an upholder of the rule of law and of the...

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