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sustain
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • It carried me into great and unexpected peril; but it is a sacred object, and if it had carried me to death I hope it would have sustained me.
  • As to the men and women, their choice on earth was stated in the prospect—Life on the lowest terms that could sustain it, down in the little village under the mill; or captivity and Death in the dominant prison on the crag.

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  • But it is your weakness that you sometimes need to see your victim and your opportunity, to sustain you.
  • Sustain yourself without that.
  • He studied much, slept little, sustained a great deal of fatigue with ease, and was equably cheerful.
  • This new life of the Doctor’s was an anxious life, no doubt; still, the sagacious Mr. Lorry saw that there was a new sustaining pride in it.
  • The man never trod ground whose virtues and services would have sustained him in that place that day, against such denunciation.
  • Charles Darnay, alone in a cell, had sustained himself with no flattering delusion since he came to it from the Tribunal.
  • When her husband was brought in, she turned a look upon him, so sustaining, so encouraging, so full of admiring love and pitying tenderness, yet so courageous for his sake, that it called the healthy blood into his face, brightened his glance, and animated his heart.
  • "A compliment," said the Marquis, "to the grandeur of the family, merited by the manner in which the family has sustained its grandeur.

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  • "Carton," said his friend, squaring himself at him with a bullying air, as if the fire-grate had been the furnace in which sustained endeavour was forged, and the one delicate thing to be done for the old Sydney Carton of old Shrewsbury School was to shoulder him into it, "your way is, and always was, a lame way.

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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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