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sustain
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sustain
Used in
Great Expectations
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  • Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I judged him to be a bachelor from the frayed condition of his linen, and he appeared to have sustained a good many bereavements; for he wore at least four mourning rings, besides a brooch representing a lady and a weeping willow at a tomb with an urn on it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As we were thus conversing in a low tone while Old Barley's sustained growl vibrated in the beam that crossed the ceiling, the room door opened, and a very pretty, slight, dark-eyed girl of twenty or so came in with a basket in her hand: whom Herbert tenderly relieved of the basket, and presented, blushing, as "Clara.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "You must have observed, gentlemen," said he, "an ignorant and a blatant ass, with a rasping throat and a countenance expressive of low malignity, who went through—I will not say sustained—the rôle (if I may use a French expression) of Claudius, King of Denmark.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: sustained by her faith
as in: sustained through the ages
as in: sustained wounds
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