verb (used with object)
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Origin of buttress
OTHER WORDS FROM buttressbut·tress·less, adjectivebut·tress·like, adjectivenon·but·tressed, adjectiveun·but·tressed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for buttress
Balustrades had fallen, gargoyles had broken, flying buttresses were blackened and worn away by pollution.Watching the flames burn Notre Dame, the spiritual heart of France|Elaine Sciolino|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Negotiations can be buttressed by dramatic acts of (American) pragmatism.
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.‘The Endgame’ Is A Well Researched, Highly Critical Look at U.S. Policy in Iraq|John Barry|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was the old story of the first easy lie that had to be supported and buttressed by innumerable untruths.The Disputed V.C.|Frederick P. Gibbon
When it reached the stump, however, it widened out into an oval chamber partly walled in by buttressed roots.Wild Folk|Samuel Scoville
It is only a mistake or a falsehood, that needs to be propped and buttressed by wonders and miracles.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
As Barney Custer looked up at the grim towers and mighty, buttressed walls his heart sank.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
A curtain of stone connected a high tower on the moat bank with another battlemented tower built into the buttressed cliff wall.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison