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upholder, maintainer, sustainernoun
someone who upholds or maintains
"firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"
someone who upholds something
a dealer in secondhand furniture and clothes; an upholdster
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from uphold.
Suppose then Atlas ne’er so wise:
Yet when the weight of kingdom lies
Too long upon his single shoulders,
Sink down he must, or find upholders. Jonathan Swift.
The knowledge thereof is so many manuductions to the knowledge and admiration of the infinite wisdom of the creator and upholder of them. Matthew Hale.
The company of upholders have a right upon the bodies of the subjects. Arbuthnot.
Where the brass knocker wrapt in flannel band,
Forbids the thunder of the footman’s hand;
Th’ upholder, rueful harbinger of death,
Waits with impatience for the dying breath. John Gay.
a broker or auctioneer; a tradesman
an undertaker, or provider for funerals
one who, or that which, upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer
a frippery Who in the 1360s put up wall hangings He put them up and held them there up and hold. Upholder Like the word bespoke simply meaning it be.
Upholders today’s upholsterers and Furniture makers
Etymology: And old English word when the language was much more simple
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The numerical value of upholder in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of upholder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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