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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The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
“I do not support gay marriages being recognized in Florida,” he wrote Andrew Walther of Sanford.
If the Israel model ban were directed towards disordered eating, Ravin says she would support it whole-heartedly.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In October, he traveled to Denver with Fry to support his work with LGBT rights organization The Matthew Sheppard Foundation.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
His enemies persistently insinuated that he was really returning to Spain to support the clericals actively.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Several able speakers had made long addresses in support of the bill when one Mr. Morrisett, from Monroe, took the floor.
Martini was on his mission to Vienna; but another valet was put into the chariot to support the Duke.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Such mutual distrust necessarily creates or accompanies a lack of moral courage.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley