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Buoyed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Buoy \Buoy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buoyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Buoying.]
  1. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.
  2. To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency. Those old prejudices, which buoy up the ponderous mass of his nobility, wealth, and title. --Burke.
  3. To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel. Not one rock near the surface was discovered which was not buoyed by this floating weed. --Darwin.
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    • Wisconsin’s Walker Buoyed by Voter ID, Union Law Wins
      Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, fighting to win a second term, was buoyed by his state's high court with victories upholding the Republican's signature legislation on union restrictions and voter identification. Yesterday's rulings by the Wisconsin Supreme Court rulings come as Walker, a possible 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, finds himself in a ti Read more on this news related to 'Buoyed'
    • BRIC ETFs Look Really Inexpensive
      Buoyed by the leadership of Brazilian and Indian stocks along with the recent resurgence of Chinese stocks, dedicated BRIC exchange funds have posted some solid gains this year. For example, the iShares ... Read more on this news related to 'Buoyed'
    • Fortress Investment’s Results Are Buoyed by Private Equity Gains
      The Fortress Investment Group, which manages a range of hedge funds and other strategies, said its distributable earnings rose 16 percent, to $172 million. Read more on this news related to 'Buoyed'

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