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The United Nations has supported efforts to return the refugees peacefully.
The proposed reduction in taxes is supported by 73% of the people.
The majority of Americans support sending troops into the region.
Everyone came together to support him in his campaign for governor.
A pair of wooden beams was the only thing supporting the roof.
The plants were supported with wire.
She was sitting up in bed, supported by pillows.
Use the handle to support yourself.
How can we support our families on such low wages?
She's been supporting herself since she was 18 years old.
Several witnesses supported Mrs. Carson's claim of harassment.
Our conclusions are supported by extensive research.
You will need to provide supporting evidence for your claim.
This is the American English definition of support. View British English definition of support.
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