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sustain
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Bleak House
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sustain
Used in
Bleak House
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  • You should sustain yourself better.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was right that all that had sustained me should give way at once and that I should die of terror and my conscience.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Something seemed to pass into my place that was like the angel he thought me, and I felt so sorrowful for the loss he had sustained! I wished to help him in his trouble, as I had wished to do when he showed that first commiseration for me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The equable manner in which Mrs. Jellyby sustained both his absence and his restoration to the family circle surprised us all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The months were gliding away, and my dear girl, sustained by the hopes she had confided in me, was the same beautiful star in the miserable corner.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Even children so require sustaining under the general excitement that a pieman who has established himself for the occasion at the corner of the court says his brandy-balls go off like smoke.  (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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