/ (səˈpɔːtɪŋ) /

  1. (of a role) being a fairly important but not leading part, esp in a play or film

  2. (of an actor or actress) playing a supporting role

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How to use supporting in a sentence

  • Nowhere can be found a region capable of supporting a larger population to the square mile than Lombardy.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • The narrow individualism of the nineteenth century refused to recognize the social duty of supporting somebody else's grandmother.

  • Her men can lie in Grenoble gaol to be dealt with by yourself for supporting her in an attempt to resist the Queen's authority.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • Ought they to join themselves with the people of the lands wherein they dwell, in supporting thrones of iniquity?

  • It would be easy to multiply individual cases supporting the same general principles.