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sustain
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Leaves of Grass
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  • With this just-sustain’d note I announce myself to you, This gentle call is for you my love, for you.
  • A shock electric, the night sustain’d it, Till with ominous hum our hive at daybreak pour’d out its myriads.

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  • …the warp and from the woof, From privacy, from frequent repinings alone, From plenty of persons near and yet the right person not near, From the soft sliding of hands over me and thrusting of fingers through my hair and beard, From the long sustain’d kiss upon the mouth or bosom, From the close pressure that makes me or any man drunk, fainting with excess, From what the divine husband knows, from the work of fatherhood, From exultation, victory and relief, from the bedfellow’s embrace…

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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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