And President Obama, buttressed by his newly discovered spine, has essentially said as much.
Now comes The Endgame: its 691 pages of narrative are buttressed by 68 pages of source notes.
Negotiations can be buttressed by dramatic acts of (American) pragmatism.
She's up against the existing divorce law, and that's buttressed by every Church, and every dull married woman in the country.
To all appearance he was secure in his inheritance and buttressed against any peril.
It rose on a plain in the form of a terrace, buttressed on volcanic rocks three hundred feet high.
Parenthood on the part of the worthy must be buttressed, guided, and extolled.
Without, the chapel wall, buttressed and lofty, extended at right angles to it.
But Sir Axel and his assiduity enhanced her value and buttressed her independence.
Between them is the buttressed trunk many yards in breadth, dark and frowning as the battlements of a fortress.
early 14c., from Old French (arc) botrez "flying buttress," apparently from bouter "to thrust against," of Frankish origin (cf. Old Norse bauta "to strike, beat"), from Proto-Germanic *butan, from PIE root *bhau- "to strike" (see butt (v.)).
late 14c., literal and figurative, from buttress (n.). Related: Buttressed; buttressing.