Origin of buttress
OTHER WORDS FROM buttressbut·tress·less, adjectivebut·tress·like, adjectivenon·but·tressed, adjectiveun·but·tressed, adjective
How to use buttress in a sentence
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
Within minutes, we were picking our way across buttressed tree roots and hopscotching across rivulets in the stream.
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
Maybe it is his own reputation for rectitude, a reputation buttressed by the lack of scandals in his administration.
On the Little Douvre, their extremities were laid and buttressed upon the projections of rock.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
To all appearance he was secure in his inheritance and buttressed against any peril.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
And this evening, as usual, she slipped unobserved amongst the roses into the corner of the buttressed wall.Six Women|Victoria Cross
The church is of dressed stone and adobe, with massive walls heavily buttressed.The Road of a Thousand Wonders|Passenger Dept. Southern Pacific Co
In the south the Big-Tree forests are in the areas that were effectively buttressed and shielded from ice-flows.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills