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Ulysses
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sustain
Used in
Ulysses
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  • To have sustained no positive loss.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A voice, sweettoned and sustained, called to him from the sea.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Inasmuch as leaning she sustained her blond hair for him to ribbon it for her (cf neckarching cat).  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Suit for damages by legal influence or simulation of assault with evidence of injuries sustained (selfinflicted), not impossibly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Forms more frequent, white shapes thronged amid the trees, white forms and fragments streaming by mutely, sustaining vain gestures on the air.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It soared, a bird, it held its flight, a swift pure cry, soar silver orb it leaped serene, speeding, sustained, to come, don't spin it out too long long breath he breath long life, soaring high, high resplendent, aflame, crowned, high in the effulgence symbolistic, high, of the etherial bosom, high, of the high vast irradiation everywhere all soaring all around about the all, the endlessnessnessness… —To me!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As those were particularly hot times in the general hullaballoo Bloom sustained a minor injury from a nasty prod of some chap's elbow in the crowd that of course congregated lodging some place about the pit of the stomach, fortunately not of a grave character.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He saw his trunk and limbs riprippled over and sustained, buoyed lightly upward, lemonyellow: his navel, bud of flesh: and saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid floating flower.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An outlandish delegate sustained against both these views, with such heat as almost carried conviction, the theory of copulation between women and the males of brutes, his authority being his own avouchment in support of fables such as that of the Minotaur which the genius of the elegant Latin poet has handed down to us in the pages of his Metamorphoses.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It floats, it flows about her starborn flesh and loose it streams, emerald, sapphire, mauve and heliotrope, sustained on currents of the cold interstellar wind, winding, coiling, simply swirling, writhing in the skies a mysterious writing till, after a myriad metamorphoses of symbol, it blazes, Alpha, a ruby and triangled sign upon the forehead of Taurus.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Conscious that the human organism, normally capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • … J. L. Molloy, sung by Madam Antoinette Sterling) open at the last page with the final indications ad libitum, forte, pedal, animato, sustained pedal, ritirando, close.  (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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