But availing himself of the doctor’s order, the old man would not take any sustenance; at length (after nine days of despair and fasting), the old man died, cursing those who had caused his misery, and saying to Mercedes, ’If you ever see my Edmond again, tell him I die blessing him.’
There are no more uses of "sustenance" in the book.
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The soup kitchen was her only sustenance.
As they grew more affluent, gardeners planted more for beauty than for sustenance.