According to a well-supported statement in Forspjallsljod (see No. 123), Ivalde was the father of two groups of children.
The boisterous captain is a well-drawn and a well-supported character.
This letter is of great length, and is written in a well-supported strain of splendid irony all through.
"Now for the plan of Seor Saunders," says Perez, opening the bottom of his well-supported vest.
The neglect of well-supported, well-regulated hospitals, has recoiled on the Spaniards.
On rushed its noble battalions, untamed by a terrible cannonade and a heavy and well-supported musketry.
They immediately hastened to the roofs, and began a well-supported fire on the Assiniboins.
Indeed, the Law of the Dissipation of Energy is an intelligent and well-supported denial of the chimera of perpetual motion.
If well-supported rumors are to be believed, even customs-officials have not always been irresponsive to golden arguments.
Against these clear and well-supported merits, the old States present small claims to consideration.
late 14c., "to aid," also "to hold up, prop up," from Old French supporter, from Latin supportare "convey, carry, bring up," from sub "up from under" + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.
late 14c., "act of assistance, backing, help, aid," from support (v.). Meaning "one who provides assistance, protection, backing, etc." is early 15c. Sense of "bearing of expense" is mid-15c. Physical sense of "that which supports" is from 1560s. Meaning "services which enable something to fulfil its function and remain in operation" (e.g. tech support) is from 1953.
support sup·port (sə-pôrt')
v. sup·port·ed, sup·port·ing, sup·ports
To bear the weight of, especially from below.
To hold in position so as to keep from falling, sinking, or slipping.
To be capable of bearing; withstand.
To keep from weakening or failing; strengthen.
To provide for or maintain, by supplying with money or necessities.
To endure; tolerate.
The act of supporting.
The state of being supported.
One that supports or maintains.
Maintenance, as of a family, with the necessities of life.