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buttress
used in Atlas Shrugged

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buttress the defenses
Definition
make stronger or defensible
  • He hesitated, then he buttressed his courage with the thought that one did not doubt the good faith and the competence of railroad executives.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (90% in)
  • He sat up straight, buttressed by the columns of paragraphs on yellow-tinged paper, which he was seeing in his mind: "At a time of crucial public need, are we to waste social effort on the manufacture of obsolete products?
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (37% in)

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  • Chick Morrison attempted a whistle-stop tour to buttress the country's morale by speeches on self-sacrifice for the general welfare.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (18% in)
  • There's a destroyer loose in the country, who's cutting down the buttresses one after another to let the structure collapse upon our heads.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (43% in)
  • It would have a great influence on them, it would buttress their confidence, it would help their morale.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (60% in)

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