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Sample sentences for the GRE study word bolster

bolster can be used as a verb
bolster can be used as a noun

1.The bed had a spring mattress, and a special sort of bolster and silk pillowcases on the little pillows. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.Prince Andrew answered all his questions reluctantly but reasonably, and then said he wanted a bolster placed under him as he was uncomfortable and in great pain. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3.So David and Abishai came to the people by night and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster but Abner and the people lay round about him. - from The King James Bible
4.So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked for they were all asleep because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them. - from The King James Bible
5.Having been long possessed of this idea, and bolsters being cheap in that country, the days have long gone by since it was possible to distinguish a woman from a dromedary-'. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
6.For herself, she did nothing but caper about in the front chambers, jump on and off the bedsteads, and lie on the mattresses and piled-up bolsters and pillows before the enormous fires roaring in the chimneys. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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