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sustain
used in Frankenstein

11 uses
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  • This state of mind preyed upon my health, which had perhaps never entirely recovered from the first shock it had sustained.
    Chapter 9 (10% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I am about to proceed on a long and difficult voyage, the emergencies of which will demand all my fortitude: I am required not only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own, when theirs are failing.
    Introductory Letters (18% in)
  • But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil, I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
    Introductory Letters (24% in)
  • He manifested the greatest eagerness to be upon deck to watch for the sledge which had before appeared; but I have persuaded him to remain in the cabin, for he is far too weak to sustain the rawness of the atmosphere.
    Introductory Letters (72% in)
  • Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I perceived that I had become; the energy of my purpose alone sustained me: my labours would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease; and I promised myself both of these when my creation should be complete.
    Chapter 4 (99% in)
  • In doing this, I underwent a kind of rough usage, ill befitting the wounds that my mind had sustained.
    Chapter 6 (53% in)
  • I could hardly sustain the multitude of feelings that crowded into my mind.
    Chapter 7 (30% in)
  • I could not sustain the horror of my situation, and when I perceived that the popular voice and the countenances of the judges had already condemned my unhappy victim, I rushed out of the court in agony.
    Chapter 8 (48% in)
  • The tortures of the accused did not equal mine; she was sustained by innocence, but the fangs of remorse tore my bosom and would not forgo their hold.
    Chapter 8 (49% in)
  • My father still desired to delay our departure, fearful that I could not sustain the fatigues of a journey, for I was a shattered wreck—the shadow of a human being.
    Chapter 21 (88% in)
  • During the day I was sustained and inspirited by the hope of night, for in sleep I saw my friends, my wife, and my beloved country; again I saw the benevolent countenance of my father, heard the silver tones of my Elizabeth's voice, and beheld Clerval enjoying health and youth.
    Chapter 24 (14% in)

There are no more uses of "sustain" in Frankenstein.

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