moral support


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moral support

Emotional or psychological support that one provides in order to give someone a feeling of confidence, encouragement, approval, or security. My dad's coming with me for moral support while I go make my complaint to the commissioner. After a breakup, it's important to surround yourself with friends and family who can give you moral support while you're feeling down.
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moral support

Emotional or psychological backing, as opposed to material help. For example, There's not much I can do at the doctor's office, but I'll come with you to give you moral support . [Late 1800s]
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(give somebody) ˌmoral supˈport

(give somebody) your friendship, encouragement, approval, etc. rather than financial or practical help: Will you stay and give me some moral support while I explain to him why I’m late?Your moral support alone isn’t enough. We need money to fund this cause.
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References in classic literature ?
That was an unpropitious hour for coming home: it was too early to gain the moral support under ennui of dressing his person for dinner, and too late to undress his mind of the day's frivolous ceremony and affairs, so as to be prepared for a good plunge into the serious business of study.
He was thunder- struck, and as it were deprived of the moral support of his whiskers.
On the other hand, here come whole tribes of people whose physical lives are but a deteriorated variety of life, and themselves a meaner species of mankind; so sad an effect has been wrought by the tainted breath of cities, scanty and unwholesome food, destructive modes of labor, and the lack of those moral supports that might partially have counteracted such bad influences.
Islamabad -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed it full diplomatic, political and moral support to the Kashmiris for their just right to self-determination.
COLOURFUL Charlie Mann wants to win more than just the fashion prize at Chepstow this afternoon, where Moral Support is primed for repeat success in the Rehearsal Chase.
MORAL SUPPORT, brought down when co-favourite for this year's Martell Grand
'The people of Pakistan are resolute in their abiding commitment and steadfast political, diplomatic and moral support to the legitimate cause of the Kashmiri people,' Dr.
MORAL SUPPORT, brought down when co-favourite for this year's Martell Grand National, makes his seasonal debut today-over hurdles at Towcester.
Talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, he said that Pakistan had extended full diplomatic and moral support to these Muslims.
Rana Mashood said the nation was standing with Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and thanked the nation for moral support.
UNLUCKY Martell Grand National casualty Moral Support ran a highly promising comeback race over hurdles at Towcester yesterday.
SUPPORTERS of Moral Support will have been overjoyed by the dreadful weather which has hit Liverpool in the last couple of days-just in time for the mud-loving gelding's Grand National bid.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Barjees Tahir said on Tuesday that Pakistani nation is standing with the people of occupied Kashmir and would extend moral support to them.
ISLAMABAD -- Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said neither India can suppress Kashmir freedom movement through force nor can stop Pakistan from political, diplomatic and moral support for the just struggle of Kashmiris.
If Fehily's progress through the ranks has a touch of the romantic about it, then Moral Support's rise to prominence has been even more dramatic.