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sustain -- as in: sustained wounds
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as in: sustained wounds Define
to suffer (as of injury, damage, or loss)
  • Every building within a two miles of the center of the earthquake sustained damage.
  • He sustained a wound in the left arm, but is expected to recover quickly.
  • The appalling defeat I then sustained returned to torment me.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • ...had stood as eye-witnesses while Hester Prynne sustained her punishment...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • This endless outrage shall they still sustain?
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • No enemy who comes against her is indignant at the reverses which he sustains at the hands of such a city; no subject complains that his masters are unworthy of him.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
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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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