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sustain
used in
King Lear
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sustain
Used in
King Lear
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  • —Ourself, by monthly course, With reservation of an hundred knights, By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode Make with you by due turns.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I desired their leave that I might pity him, they took from me the use of mine own house; charged me on pain of perpetual displeasure, neither to speak of him, entreat for him, nor any way sustain him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Alack, 'tis he: why, he was met even now As mad as the vex'd sea; singing aloud; Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow weeds, With harlocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers, Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow In our sustaining corn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • —Ourself, by monthly course, With reservation of an hundred knights, By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode Make with you by due turns.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • ] Friends of my soul, you twain Rule in this realm, and the gor'd state sustain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What he hath utter'd I have writ my sister: If she sustain him and his hundred knights, When I have show'd th' unfitness,— [Re-enter Oswald.  (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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