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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPHOLD

Wise counsels, like those which gave us the Constitution, prevailed to uphold it.

I will uphold the curve of her eyelashes, for it tickleth my very heart-root to think of her.

It seemed as if they stood 'round me, ready to uphold me in what I was doin'.

The only one who walked pretty soberly was the head-master, who had to uphold his dignity.

He may be a Republican, and he must uphold with warmth and conviction Royalist theories.

This is one of our most cherished victories, for it can do much to uphold our authority.

He was a bad Governor, but he was not so bad as the cause he was obliged to uphold.

And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered, and there was none to uphold.

To uphold the Crown and beat Black Michael—that was his one resolve.

The minions, appointed to uphold the law, were easily accounted for.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "support, sustain," from up + hold (v.). Cf. Old Frisian upholda, Middle Dutch ophouden, German aufhalten. Related: Upheld; upholding.

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