strengthening


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Antonyms for strengthening

becoming stronger

the act of increasing the strength of something

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By the side of each of these batteries other workmen were strengthening gabions filled with earth, the lining of another battery.
The moon had risen in strengthening silver, and the sky showed in stripes of bright, nocturnal blue between the black stripes of the pines about the castle.
There is no money in the treasury, and so they enfeeble her instead of strengthening.
Want of liberty, by strengthening law and decorum, stupefies conscience.
On the contrary, she spoke of him with such bitterness that she was unconsciously considerably strengthening the case of the police for, of course, if her son had heard her speak of the man in this fashion, it would predispose him towards hatred and violence.
Her advice and encouragement were always helpful in strengthening to me in the darkest hour.
Quarante mille hommes massacres et l'armee de nos allies detruite, et vous trouvez la le mot pour rire,"* he said, as if strengthening his views by this French sentence.
Renfrew's account of symptoms, and into the amazing futility in her case of all, strengthening medicines.
Still she refrained from giving her answer, and Daylight went on strengthening his position.
Deep down in him somewhere his resolution was weakening and strengthening, ebbing and flowing.
Don't you think she ought to have something more strengthening than milk, Alec?
In these two romantic natures was manifest in a signal way that neglected phenomenon, the dominance of the sexual element in all the relations of life, strengthening, softening, and beautifying even those of consanguinity.
He shouted a hoarse order, and his seamen worked swiftly and silently, heightening the bulwarks and strengthening them.
Then, strengthening himself with the heavenly viaticum,* he prepared for the entrance into another life, and asked how near the time was when the brothers were to be awakened to sing the nocturnal praises of our Lord.
This pious reasoning, and perhaps the fear of being too late, supported the bride through the ceremony of robing, after which, strong tea and brandy were administered in alternate doses as a means of strengthening her feeble limbs and causing her to walk steadier.
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