Without her buoying him, you wonder if he would have gotten where he did.
It did not affect the matter in hand, which was that the Teacher was buoying up a poor and unhappy old man with fruitless hopes.
"I think it does," I struggled against the tide, manfully, buoying myself up with the tracing of the blotter.
There was beneath them, buoying them higher and higher like some mysterious, invisible force, a passion.
On the 19th the cable was once more hooked, and raised about a mile from the bottom, but the sea was too rough for buoying it.
There is no elaboration in the apparatus beyond that necessary to show the operation of buoying the vessel over the obstructions.
Saxe, my lad,” said Dale sadly, “you are buoying yourself up with false hopes.
With the thoroughness that marked all his preparations, Perry spent another day in sounding on the bar and buoying the channel.
So fell the heart of Judith Jessuron from the high confidence that but the moment before had been buoying it up.
Even in the early translation, the Manrique, the movement is as of strong and steady wind or tide, holding up and buoying.
late 16c., "to mark with a buoy," from buoy (n.). Meaning "rise up, lift, sustain" is from c.1600, perhaps influenced by Spanish boyar "to float," ultimately from the same source. In the figurative sense (of hopes, spirits, etc.) it is recorded from 1640s. Related: Buoyed; buoying.