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adjective as in reverent

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“Remain devout, patient and persistent in upholding high moral values,” bin Laden counseled.

The First Amendment must not be blunted because upholding it makes a mess.

In his majority opinion, Kennedy tried to argue that the court was merely upholding that ecumenical tradition.

They have 45 days to publish their judicial reasoning for upholding the convictions.

The Indian Supreme Court, for instance, is hardly a reactionary body committed to the upholding of British imperial practices.

He was a deputy sitting on the right and upholding the Royalist platform of Divine Right.

On this explanation the Central Authority (whilst upholding the auditor's decision in point of law) remitted the surcharge.

I was tired of these windy arguments with Doria, and worn out with the awful irony of upholding our poor Adrian's genius.

Will not this coming Yankee Congress force all the world either to cower before them, or check them by upholding us?

The wondrous correlation of forces is manifested in the upholding of the balanced darkness.


On this page you'll find 188 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to upholding, such as: encouraging, reassuring, refreshing, soothing, abating, and allaying.

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