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Used in
Gone with the Wind
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  • I've never had anything to sustain me—except Mother.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But you've got nothing to sustain you, have you, child?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Suellen has her shame to sustain her and Carreen her God.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But until this very day, two hopes had been left to sustain her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And to be near Ashley, just to see him, to hear him speak, to be sustained by the knowledge of his love!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When she came home in the late afternoons, damp from the rain, cramped and aching from long hours in the buggy, nothing sustained her except the thought of the bottle hidden in her top bureau drawer, locked against Mammy's prying eyes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had not been sustained through privations, the sickening duties of nursing, the fears of the siege and the hunger of the last few months by the fanatic glow which made all these things endurable to others, if only the Cause prospered.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Some were sad and silent, others gay and contemptuous of hardships, but the thought that it was all over and they were going home was the one thing that sustained them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You see, I—" And, because she could not longer sustain the hot leaping light that was in his eyes, her lids fluttered down again.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: sustained by her faith
as in: sustained through the ages
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