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Definitionthat which nourishes the body
or more rarely:
that which sustains life or spirit
- Beaufort had saved but a very small sum of money from the wreck of his fortunes, but it was sufficient to provide him with sustenance for some months, and in the meantime he hoped to procure some respectable employment in a merchant's house.Chapter 1 (20% in)
- I had first, however, provided for my sustenance for that day by a loaf of coarse bread, which I purloined, and a cup with which I could drink more conveniently than from my hand of the pure water which flowed by my retreat.Chapter 11 (64% in)
There are no more uses of "sustenance" in Frankenstein.
Typical Usage (best examples)