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noun as in support

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You know, we do want children to continue to grow and develop and not necessarily use the AI as a crutch for all of that process, but we do want the AI to maybe help.

Meanwhile, serious-minded movies that exemplify a more accessible and aspirational worldview are unfairly dismissed and pigeonholed — never mind that such films are much harder to execute without the crutches of sensationalism and vulgarity.

Because of a war injury, his rotting right leg needed amputation, but he bounced around on crutches, shaking hands and chatting up fans, always seeking mass appeal.

Performance marketing isn’t a new phenomenon, but it has become an important crutch over the past several years, particularly among DTC brands.

From Digiday

“Metabolism can increase 15 to 20 percent with trauma, minor surgery, and the use of crutches,” says Catherine Kruppa, a masters marathoner and registered dietitian who owns Advice for Eating, in Houston.

After my crying spell stopped, I gritted my teeth, tucked my crutch under my right arm, and turned to my husband.

Ironically, the same psychological crutch of self-justification can then help in these situations.

For me, technology is a delightfully helpful crutch to scaffold me into more advanced meditative practices.

“Sometimes swearing is a crutch that can be leaned on rather than used for emphasis,” he says.

Although I do love, I think that sometimes swearing is a crutch that can be leaned on rather than used for emphasis.

He was between the wheels when we stopped, and I planted a crutch on one of his bare feet and embraced him.

At the mention of the doughty Scot I pounded the floor with my crutch and repeated "Dug—dug—dug."

My crutch emphasized this mandate, but I could not see how it was received, for every scholar's face was hidden from me by a book.

I hurled my pipe into the smouldering coals; I tossed a crutch at little Colonel, and the dog ran howling from the room.

Ezekiel designed a statue located at Lynchburg in honor of Major Daniel which shows him seated and holding a crutch.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crutch, such as: cane, aid, bolster, brace, buttress, and help.

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