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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOLDS UP

I am the prop which holds up the last shreds of his self-respect.

But what can a poor widow do when McDermott holds up his finger?

Medford holds up the shilling and says, “You see this shilling.”

She holds up her arms persuasively to every person who passes.

At which Uncle Noah pushes in and holds up a protestin' hand.

A woman joins him, and also holds up this and that gold-skinned one for my admiration.

The question, "What holds up the waters above the firmament?"

When he holds up 'Th' owd parson' to their ridicule, he sweeps all before him.

Were slightly tired, and I reckons we holds up for rest, water or no water.

As he says this, he holds up his right hand towards the sky.