Bigots use it to claim men are supporting women in the hopes of sleeping with women.
McCain is supporting Mitt Romney, but said Romney and the other GOP candidates had all been hurt by super-PAC attacks.
With our longest wars soon ending, the group is now supporting conflict-prevention efforts in West Africa and the Middle East.
Democrats hammered them for supporting tax cuts for the wealthy without such “pay-fors.”
An example had to be made of supposed sellouts like Dewhurst, whose alleged apostasy included once supporting a payroll tax.
He always denied that in supporting this bill he had been inconsistent, and insisted that it was one for revenue.
Joshua supporting the case against his thigh, got out a sheaf of papers.
He quivered with more than the infirmities of age as he stood by the table, supporting himself on his cane.
And then too, Madame, we must try to help Cléonte's plan by supporting his masquerade.
It is beautifully vaulted in the Early English style, with carved capitals and bases to the supporting shafts.
late 14c., "to aid," also "to hold up, prop up," from Old French supporter, from Latin supportare "convey, carry, bring up," from sub "up from under" + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.
late 14c., "act of assistance, backing, help, aid," from support (v.). Meaning "one who provides assistance, protection, backing, etc." is early 15c. Sense of "bearing of expense" is mid-15c. Physical sense of "that which supports" is from 1560s. Meaning "services which enable something to fulfil its function and remain in operation" (e.g. tech support) is from 1953.
support sup·port (sə-pôrt')
v. sup·port·ed, sup·port·ing, sup·ports
To bear the weight of, especially from below.
To hold in position so as to keep from falling, sinking, or slipping.
To be capable of bearing; withstand.
To keep from weakening or failing; strengthen.
To provide for or maintain, by supplying with money or necessities.
To endure; tolerate.
The act of supporting.
The state of being supported.
One that supports or maintains.
Maintenance, as of a family, with the necessities of life.