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Word: bolster

Definition: support; reinforce

Sentences Containing 'bolster'

A Knight, Sir Constantine, and other local dignitaries challenge Bolster to a fight to the death.
A new drive to market Anshan as a tourist destination is hoped to help bolster the cities economy.
According to Garowe Online, to bolster the region's justice system, numerous new prosecutors, judges and other court personnel as well as additional prison guards were hired and trained.
After drinking brandy to bolster their courage, they attacked the revenue party at Silver Hill between Hurst Green and Robertsbridge, shooting Carswell dead and capturing the soldiers.
After only four months of training, the 81st FIG was ordered to RAF Shepherds Grove, England, to bolster NATO forces in Europe.
After Phu had outlined the military situation in the Central Highlands, he asked Thieu to bolster the South Vietnamese 6th Air Force Division with more aircraft and additional brigades to defend Kontum and Pleiku.
Along with fellow hematologist Chris Caruso (Vince Colosimo), Dalton is in the process of developing a substitute to bolster dwindling blood supplies.
Although the majority attempts to bolster its decision with limited quotations from prior cases, it is obvious that today's result does not depend on the language of the Constitution itself or the principles of other decisions, but solely on the collective judgment of the majority as to what would be a fair and humane procedure in this case.
Amazon published a second serialized Matt Bolster mystery, "Open Your Heart", in the summer of 2013.
As a result on February 18, 1975, he ordered the 23rd Infantry Division to remain at their positions in Kontum and Pleiku, thereby reversing his earlier decision to bolster South Vietnamese defences at Ban Me Thuot.
As CEO, he sold off product lines unrelated to medicine and pharmaceuticals, and acquired Ives Laboratories and Sherwood Medical to bolster the core business lines.
Aware of the Ottoman advance against the remaining Byzantine possessions in Greece, John attempted to bolster his position by resorting to marital alliances with neighboring princes.
Bolster cuts himself to fill the hole and dies due to blood loss.
Bolster day is annual festival held at Chapel Porth cove near St Agnes, Cornwall, UK.
Bolster was legendary giant who was said to live near the cliffs at St Agnes.
Dessens stayed with the Diamondbacks until August , when the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired him for a minor leaguer to bolster their bullpen for the stretch run.
Early in his presidency, Obama moved to bolster U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan.
Even as late as the early 19th century, Lindley Murray, the author of one of the most widely used grammars of the day, was having to cite "grammatical authorities" to bolster the claim that grammatical cases in English are different from those in Ancient Greek or Latin.
He also added that if elected, his administration would bolster Iran’s international relations and would find a “political solution” to closing the “dossier once and for all”.
He served in that capacity until October 21 when the Miami Dolphins lured the veteran back onto the playing field to bolster their injury-riddled receiving corps.
In 1841 James Sinclair, Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company, guided some 200 settlers from the Red River Colony west to bolster settlement around Fort Vancouver in an attempt to retain the Columbia District for Britain.
In 499 BC, the then tyrant of Miletus, Aristagoras, launched a joint expedition with the Persian satrap Artaphernes to conquer Naxos, in an attempt to bolster his position in Miletus (both financially and in terms of prestige).
In addition to its efficiency, it also bolster employee morale and ultimately guard shareholder value..
In December 2013, Obama declared that growing income inequality is a "defining challenge of our time" and called on Congress to bolster the safety net and raise wages.
In July, the Dodgers reacquired Dessens from the Royals for pitcher Odalis Pérez and two minor leaguers, again to bolster their bullpen.
In the beginning of 1991, Croatia had no regular army and in an effort to bolster its defence, it doubled the number of police personnel to about 20,000.
Just prior to Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, Saddam turned to religion perhaps to bolster his government (for example, adding the words "God is Great" in Arabic to the flag, and referring to God in his speeches).
Many officials feel that a more professional and intimidating mascot on the field will certainly bolster WSU's image.
Nathan’s research indicated that Wilbur and Schreiber fabricated numbers of narrative in "Sybil" to bolster their story of Mason, including the bogus confession of Mason’s father that her deceased mother had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
On October 5, 2010, the Oakland Raiders signed Davis to their active roster to help bolster the team's injury-depleted linebacker corps.
Owner Jack Kent Cooke had purchased the American Hockey League's Springfield Indians for $1 million to bolster the Kings roster.
Primarily, it would bolster his own forces, which, cut off from reinforcements from British-held Boston, numbered only around 300.
she said to herself, as she arranged a bolster round the neck of Tweedledee, 'to keep his head from being cut off,' as he said.
Skipper Tushar Khandekar was the star to watch in the forward line and he has the seasoned and talented Sandeep Michael and Hariprasad to bolster the attack.
Slaine was able to free the Atlantean leader Gael from being Odacon's Golamh by handing over Sethor to take Gael's place; and they led their armies to bolster the city of Tara.
Soon after his return, Nocchi was again sent on loan after signing a new 3-year deal. In July 2011, the young goalkeeper joined Carrarese Calcio, who were looking to bolster their squad following promotion to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
Synchronised was still only sixth as the field approached the straight, but his stamina proved decisive as he stayed on strongly to dispute the lead at the last fence before pulling away to win by two and a quarter lengths from the 50/1 outsider The Giant Bolster.
The barrister David Perry was instructed by the UK Govt Attorney-General Treasury Solicitors Office to defend the legality of the war on Iraq, and apparently bolster EDO's case for the injunction.
The events of Bolster day recreate this story in more detail.
The festival is held on May 1 every year and reenacts the events of the Cornish legend of Bolster the giant and Saint Agnes with use of giant puppets and local performers.
The main purpose was to promote tourism to Thailand and benefit charities established by the King of Thailand that aim to bolster rural development.
The Programs were also the models used to bolster a new National Science Foundation Fellowship Teaching Program to substantially increase the corps of highly qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers.
The study of African cultures, though invaluable to modern historians, did little to legitimize French rule through their Chefs du Canton, but it did provide Francophone West Africans (such as Léopold Senghor) with the materials to bolster their sense of cultural importance, as demonstrated in the Negritude movement.
This "yoga mystery" features a former LAPD detective-turned yoga teacher named Matt Bolster, who solves crimes on the side to pay the rent.
This sanctuary declaration is expected to bolster wildlife conservation efforts, as the sanctuary managers will get financial support from the central government under Project Tiger.
This strategy can bolster goodwill and arouse feelings of sympathy toward the organization, but Coombs warns, should be used to supplement the primary responses, not as replacements.
To bolster his chances he enclosed specimens of his writing.
USS "Recovery" (ARS-43) was a "Bolster"-class rescue and salvage ship of the United States Navy, which remained in commission for over 48 years.
Viewing the expulsion of the Crusaders as a mutual benefit and priority, Saladin and Sinan maintained cooperative relations afterwards, the latter dispatching contingents of his forces to bolster Saladin's army in a number of decisive subsequent battlefronts.
Washington wanted to publicize certain encouraging information that he judged would give "a certain spring to our affairs" and bolster public morale.

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