buttressed

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  • It was not buttressed up against the wall, but stood some eight or ten feet from it. Cited from The Firm of Girdlestone, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The chapel would appear to have been made in the buttressed wall of the church. Cited from Wanderings in Wessex, by Edric Holmes
  • However, this building replaced an earlier structure, and the buttressed tower of the earlier church is still standing.
  • The wall was then buttressed with five huge new masses and set right.
  • The base of the tree may be buttressed in larger trees.
  • The trunk is mostly straight, though sometimes buttressed at the base on larger trees.
  • The total system was buttressed by the strong extended family ties present in Boston society.
  • The south aisle has settled since construction, so the south wall is buttressed and has only a small door.
  • The trunk is usually straight on smaller trees, but buttressed in larger trees.
  • The trunk is round in cross section and often buttressed at the base.
  • Some architect had reached far back into history for these buttressed walls and dark hangings, she thought.
  • They do not believe in them, and therefore they have got to be buttressed by some outside power in which they do not believe. Cited from Woodrow Wilson As I Know Him, By Joseph P. Tumulty
  • The northern and southern walls were buttressed and the eastern wall has three apses.
  • While this is the common law position, it is buttressed by various legislative provisions within the states.
  • The body of the church is buttressed between the window opening along the north and south facades.
  • This was because "political right requires to be buttressed by economic right."
  • Many of the big trees, of different kinds, were buttressed at the base with great thin walls of wood. Cited from Through the Brazilian Wilderness, by Theodore Roosevelt
  • The base of the tree may be flanged or somewhat buttressed in larger trees.
  • The long sides of the building each feature six buttressed bays.
  • Faith may be buttressed by men's words, albeit its only foundation is God's. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
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Root form of buttressed is buttress for the verb.

Meaning of buttressed

  • verb Reinforce with a buttress
    Buttress the church
  • verb Make stronger or defensible
    buttress your thesis