verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of buoy
Related formsun·buoyed, adjective
Can be confusedboy buoy
Examples from the Web for buoyed
Last year, buoyed by his 2012 reelection, Obama dismissed the notion of schmoozing with his Republican tormentors on Capitol Hill.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That case was buoyed by a federal investigation into how Cuomo conducted a commission he created to root out Albany corruption.
Cuomo in turn was buoyed by big margins in New York City and its surrounding suburbs.
But by 1928, he was ready to get back into the fray, buoyed by supporters in and out of the media.From The Square Deal to The New Deal: The Overlapping Political Identities of TR and FDR|John Avlon|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state is also one where Obama won 44% of the vote in 2012 buoyed by high African-American turnout.
The Breton custom is to fish with buoyed nets, disdaining the drag-net, though occasionally the latter is used.Rambles in Brittany|Francis Miltoun
The most obstinate did not give up hope and they buoyed up the falling spirits.Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918|Anonymous
Buoyed up by his insane hate for his enemy and by his stark craving for vengeance, he was as a man in delirium.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
So we buoyed the shore end and continued our fishing with the heavy tackle.A Woman's Journey through the Philippines|Florence Kimball Russel
Only recently intelligence had come to him that at the same time wrung his heart with pity and buoyed him up with hope.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner