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sustain
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Bleak House
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  • The equable manner in which Mrs. Jellyby sustained both his absence and his restoration to the family circle surprised us all.
  • 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.

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  • You should sustain yourself better.
  • It was right that all that had sustained me should give way at once and that I should die of terror and my conscience.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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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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