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Uphold (used only in the present) to keep from falling or declining, to support, to sustain, to maintain: “who lets so fair a house fall to decay, which husbandry in honour might u.” Sonn. 13, 10. “the noble lord most honourably doth u. his word,” LLL V, 2, 449. “even he that did u. the very life of my dear friend,” Merch. V, 214 (Ff Q2. Merch. V, 214 4 had held up). “so under Him that great supremacy, where we do reign, we will alone u., without the assistance of a mortal hand,” John III, 1, 157. “that which --eth him that thee --s, his honour,” John III, 1, 157 “Faulconbridge . . . alone --s the day,” V, 4, 5. “and will awhile u. the unyoked humour of your idleness,” H4A I, 2, 219. “for --ing the nice fashion of your country,” H5 V, 2, 299. “while life --s this arm, this arm --s the house of Lancaster,” H6C III, 3, 106. H6C III, 3, 106 “whate'er I forge to feed his brain-sick fits, do you u. and maintain in your speeches,” Tit. V, 2, 72.
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