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adjective as in supported

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So the sorts of policy changes Obama announced Thursday night would, if challenged in court, be upheld as legal.

Our work with CKF [Charles Koch Foundation] has always upheld university standards.

The right to be forgotten is a law passed in 2012 that was upheld this year by the European Commission.

That would have involved overturning a 1977 Court decision that upheld automatic deduction of union dues.

Prohibitions on selling and purchasing sex toys have been upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

It has upheld the grossest errors and the most fiendish theories as the special revelations of God.

Of course, it was not smoke obscuring the moon, she decided; it was a lamp, upheld by an ivory figure—a lamp with a Chinese shade.

A stone wall upheld its front edge from the narrow street; and on top of this wall stiff hedges grew.

However, I have more than ever need of being upheld, and I ought to have given you an account of my perplexity.

The Manchester school accepted the bill with great favour, and upheld the ministry in carrying it.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to upheld, such as: backed, maintained, and sustained.

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