At least the center-left is asking what needs to be done next to bolster U.S. interests.
Some say to bolster his flagging ratings, others to distract attention from his birth certificate issue.
Diallo lawyers have manifestly followed the Banon and Carlton affairs to bolster their civil suit.
Democratic groups spent about $1.4 million to bolster Barber, while Republicans funneled $1.1 million to Kelly.
Faith may bolster the ascetic, but boredom wears him down—grime and solitude breed apathy.
Start with a conviction of the man's guilt, and you'll go hunting up evidence to bolster that conviction.
Their mind has no why or wherefore with which to bolster up their heart.
And I tried to bolster myself with the schemes we had for beating the Skandinavians out of this country's pulp-wood trade.
"He doesn't mind it no more than if he was a bolster," put in the Highlander.
Most Spaniards who can afford it have their family or bolster doctor, the Medico de Cabecera, and their confessor.
Old English bolster "bolster, cushion, something stuffed so that it swells up," especially "long, stuffed pillow," from Proto-Germanic *bolkhstraz (cf. Old Norse bolstr, Danish, Swedish, Dutch bolster, German polster), from PIE *bhelgh- "to swell" (see belly (n.)).
mid-15c. (implied in bolstered), "propped up, made to bulge" (originally of a woman's breasts), from bolster (n.). Figurative sense is from c.1500, on the notion of "to support with a bolster, prop up." Related: Bolstering.
The Hebrew word _kebir_, rendered "pillow" in 1 Sam. 19:13, 16, but in Revised Version marg. "quilt" or "network," probably means some counterpane or veil intended to protect the head of the sleeper. A different Hebrew word (meraashoth') is used for "bolster" (1 Sam. 26:7, 11, 16). It is rightly rendered in Revised Version "at his head." In Gen. 28:11, 18 the Authorized Version renders it "for his pillows," and the Revised Version "under his head." In Ezek. 13:18, 20 another Hebrew word (kesathoth) is used, properly denoting "cushions" or "pillows," as so rendered both in the Authorized and the Revised Version.