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adjective as in reinforced


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Balustrades had fallen, gargoyles had broken, flying buttresses were blackened and worn away by pollution.

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.

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.

To all appearance he was secure in his inheritance and buttressed against any peril.

And this evening, as usual, she slipped unobserved amongst the roses into the corner of the buttressed wall.

The church is of dressed stone and adobe, with massive walls heavily buttressed.

In the south the Big-Tree forests are in the areas that were effectively buttressed and shielded from ice-flows.

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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buttressed, such as: barricaded, covered, guarded, protected, reinforced, and secured.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.