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moral support

Emotional or psychological backing, as opposed to material help. For example, There's not much I can do at the doctor's office, but I'll come with you to give you moral support. [ Late 1800s ]
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  • And it is scarcely necessary to repeat, the general view of Sparks was not a moral support to Mead even if he had “no case.”

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
  • What is the moral support derived by some sea-going amateurs from an umbrella?

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • It gives a man a kind of moral support and even changes his character.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
  • Henry turned, for moral support, to his wife: she had already hurried to his side.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • All that he really had in his hand to give or to withhold was the value of Ireland's moral support.

  • It was not the money alone, it was her moral support and approval—hers and Aunt Isobel's.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • The original attempt to engage her moral support in aid of the Thrift Club had ended in a dangerous fiasco.

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