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bolster -- as in: to bolster
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Beside the window the enormous bed was made up, with ragged blankets and a coverless bolster.
  • Most of her make-up had transferred itself to his own face or the bolster, but a light stain of rouge still brought out the beauty of her cheekbone.
  • His tiny sister, too young to understand what the game was about, had sat propped up against a bolster, laughing because the others were laughing.

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  • So I’d grabbed a book for myself and propped up a row of pillows for Mia to bolster her leg against, like she liked to at night.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • But I am bolstered by Liv Crawford, whom I haven’t actually seen in some time but whose daily contact with me is most regular, in the form of a different catered box dinner delivered each afternoon by her new assistant, Julie, a cheery, bouncy young woman whose talk and dress are uncannily like Liv’s.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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