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How to use bolstering in a sentence

In the Episcopal church a nurse is bolstering up a wounded officer in the area behind the altar.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
This, Braceway knew, was why she had advanced him money, bolstering up one mistake with another.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
She was asking Petrarch to do her an inestimable service by bolstering up her third-rate university.
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDYEDWARD HUTTON
But the Noelites were far too vitiated in taste to be long content with mere bolstering or harmless games.
ST. WINIFRED'SFREDERIC W. FARRAR
"At present she's bolstering up two or three dozen people who are only received on the strength of her name," Oakleigh replied.
LADY LILITHSTEPHEN MCKENNA
And so—well, anyhow, we satisfied our sense of beauty by cautiously repairing that fence and bolstering up that giddy gate.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF LAKEVILLE HIGHLESLIE W. QUIRK
There's nothing but superstition and squalor, and I'm sorry to say father's always bolstering it all up with his cheques.'
GHETTO COMEDIESISRAEL ZANGWILL
It even caused him to lend himself here to the task of bolstering up the case of that petulant, contemptible creature, Darnley.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN THE BORDERANDREW LANG
At bolstering, Duncan was a perfect champion; his strength and activity were marvellous, and his mirth uproarious.
ERICFREDERIC WILLIAM FARRAR
The weakest and the worst have somehow got to the top, and giants are bolstering up the impotence of dwarfs.
A GIRL AMONG THE ANARCHISTSISABEL MEREDITH

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