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Lord of the Flies
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sustain
Used in
Lord of the Flies
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  • The crying went on, breath after breath, and seemed to sustain him upright as if he were nailed to it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At first he was a silent effigy of sorrow; but then the lamentation rose out of him, loud and sustained as the conch.  (not reviewed by editor)

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