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Usage examples for uphold

  1. Fortunately, however, Margaret's judgment was better, and though she felt justly indignant at the cruelty practised upon poor Carrie, she could not uphold Willie in striking his mother. – Homestead on the Hillside by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. Faith was torn two ways; full of pity for her little sister she yet felt she must uphold the authority of the eldest one. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  3. The Socialists may have the state courts, and the people are doubtless crazy- but this court will uphold the constitution. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  4. I was pleased to find that his ideas in many points accorded with my own, and we were both decidedly of opinion that, notwithstanding the great persecution and outcry which had lately been raised against the Gospel, the battle was by no means lost, and that the holy cause might yet triumph in Spain, if zeal united with discretion and Christian humility were displayed by those called upon to uphold it. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  5. Yes, and you uphold her no doubt! – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  6. And so on my own part I will have a special care of them, and will do my best to uphold them by every possible means, as I will do all the rest who have put their trust in me. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. This shall show conspirators I am in earnest; mean to uphold my uncle's policy. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  8. Three such strong supports- a diplomat, a soldier, and a high government official- will uphold and preserve the work of my hands. –  by
  9. Let it be far from me to uphold despotism of any sort; but it is a mistake to identify feudalism with it. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  10. Then it would be my obligation as a Darthian gentleman to ride beside you, advise, counsel, and fight in your defense, and generally to uphold your dignity. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  11. The court, here, will uphold it." – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  12. One may doubt the special case, yet uphold the principle. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  13. Public opinion will uphold you in your struggle if you act right. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  14. She would love him, and uphold him. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  15. The lad, with no strong principle to uphold him, had sunk deep in vice. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. In too many schools the parent not only uphold their boys in direct disobedience to their masters, but even encourage them in it out of personal dislike to them. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  17. The system has the approval of the people and it will be my endeavor to uphold and extend it. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. Mary reasoned in the same spirit as they did, and from no desire to uphold the doctrine of free love. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  19. Yet he also resolved to uphold the rights of all the peoples concerned. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. God comfort and uphold you. – Madame Delphine by George W. Cable
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