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Sample sentences for the GRE study word buttress

buttress can be used as a verb
buttress can be used as a noun

1.Retribution, swift vengeance, eternal malice were in his whole aspect, and spite of all that mortal man could do, the solid white buttress of his forehead smote the ship's starboard bow, till men and timbers reeled. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.We reach'd the summit of the scale, and stood Upon the second buttress of that mount Which healeth him who climbs. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri

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