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sustain
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Lord of the Flies
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as in: sustained through the ages Define
to continue through time
  • At first he was a silent effigy of sorrow; but then the lamentation rose out of him, loud and sustained as the conch.

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  • For twenty years, the company has sustained its leading position in creating special effects for films.
  • He started the project with optimism, but did not sustain the effort required to complete it.

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as in: sustained by her faith Define
provide support or necessities
  • The crying went on, breath after breath, and seemed to sustain him upright as if he were nailed to it.

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  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water.
  • The donation will sustain our good cause.

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as in: sustained by her faith Define
provide support or necessities
as in: sustained through the ages Define
to continue through time
as in: sustained wounds Define
to suffer (as of injury, damage, or loss)
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