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  • Certain harmonies could be set up here along self-sustaining lines.
  • And with subtle bulges beneath folds of his dark robes to reveal that all this fat was sustained partly by portable suspensors harnessed to his flesh.

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  • =========================== What had the Lady Jessica to sustain her in her time of trial?
  • What would it take to set up the self-sustaining system, Doctor Kynes?
  • Do you mean Arrakis can have an orderly cycle of water to sustain human life under more favorable conditions?
  • "Life improves the capacity of the environment to sustain life," his father said.
  • Keep in mind, though, that we need control only three per cent of the energy surface—only three per cent—to tip the entire structure over into our self-sustaining system.
  • ORNITHOPTER (commonly: ’thopter): any aircraft capable of sustained wing-beat flight in the manner of birds.
  • The effect (described as timeless, sustained ecstasy) is elicited by certain atonal vibrations referred to as semuta music.
  • If they could get three per cent of the green plant element on Arrakis involved in forming carbon compounds, they’d have their self-sustaining cycle.

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  • Life improves the closed system’s capacity to sustain life.
  • By the time of Shaddam IV, while they were still formidable, their strength had been sapped by overconfidence, and the sustaining mystique of their warrior religion had been deeply undermined by cynicism.

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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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