Up*hold" (?), v. t.
To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.
The mournful train with groans, and hands upheld.
Besought his pity.
To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Prov. xxix 3.
In spite of spite, alone upholds the day.
To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing.
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