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  • The court sustained the motion
  • The donation will sustain our efforts to help the homeless.
    sustain = support
  • The reading of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts, and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery;   (source)
  • The place was self-sufficient: modest in comparison with the empires around it, the Landing nevertheless produced everything required to sustain life except ice, wheat flour, and articles of clothing, supplied by river-boats from Mobile.   (source)
    sustain = provide necessities of
  • "Sustained," the judge boomed.   (source)
    sustained = upheld (affirmed that the argument is valid under law)
  • They fell off sideways as the girl veered with them and could no longer sustain their weight.   (source)
    sustain = support
  • That the Career Tributes who survive the bloodbath will divide up most of these life-sustaining spoils.   (source)
    sustaining = supporting
  • But on Kwajalein, the guards sought to deprive them of something that had sustained them even as all else had been lost: dignity.   (source)
    sustained = supported
  • This, I figured, could sustain me for three or four more days if need be, but then what would I do?   (source)
    sustain = support (provide necessities for)
  • In her life, she'd been nourished and sustained by certain things, him being one of them, Trudy another, and Edgar, the third and most important, but it was really the three of them together, intersecting in her, for each of them powered her heart a different way.   (source)
    sustained = supported
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  • ...from Charlotte Bronte. "The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself."   (source)
    unsustained = not supported
  • The ashes of the late world carried on the bleak and temporal winds to and fro in the void. ... Unsupported in the ashen air. Sustained by a breath, trembling and brief.   (source)
    sustained = held up (provided support)
  • My misery was too deep to speak any more. ... I found a single sustaining thought. The thought was, You and Phineas are even already. You are even in enmity. You are both coldly driving ahead for yourselves alone. You did hate him for breaking that school swimming record, but so what? He hated you for getting an A in every course but one last term. You would have had an A in that one except for him.   (source)
    sustaining = supportive
  • Across the room their eyes met, and suddenly it was as though he had thrown a line straight into her reaching hands. She could feel the pull of it, and over its taut span strength flowed into her, warm and sustaining.   (source)
  • The crying went on, breath after breath, and seemed to sustain him upright as if he were nailed to it.   (source)
    sustain = support
  • —religion, in fact, had always sustained her through bad periods, particularly after her father died.   (source)
    sustained = supported
  • I had been sustaining myself from my Scriptures a verse at a time; now, like a starving man, I gulped entire Gospels at a reading, seeing whole the magnificent drama of salvation.   (source)
    sustaining = providing support for
  • Michael Varus had told him that the spirits here were sustained by their strongest desires.   (source)
    sustained = supported (kept in existence)
  • How could men sustain a high level of idealistic commitment through the grim experiences of disease, death, exhaustion, and frustration as the war ground on year after year?   (source)
    sustain = support
  • "I beg your pardon," said the Owl. "I was just nabbing a bat. There's nothing so sustaining, in a small way, as a nice plump little bat."   (source)
    sustaining = good at providing sustenance (providing food to support life)
  • All the beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present-day society from being perceived.   (source)
    sustain = support
  • They hung there, seemingly self-sustained, as though watching.   (source)
    sustained = supported
  • From the earth, from the air, sustaining forces pour into us—mostly from the earth. To no man does the earth mean so much as to the soldier. When he presses himself down upon her long and powerfully, when he buries his face and his limbs deep in her from the fear of death by shell-fire, then she is his only friend, his brother, his mother;   (source)
    sustaining = supporting
  • The remembrance seemed for a while to overpower her, and she drooped and would have sunk down but for her husband's sustaining arm.   (source)
  • Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light.   (source)
    sustained = supported
  • The unhappy culprit sustained herself as best a woman might, under the heavy weight of a thousand unrelenting eyes, all fastened upon her, and concentrated at her bosom.   (source)
  • When I consider how our houses are built and paid for ... and their internal economy managed and sustained,   (source)
  • ...this spectral image (which with a slow and solemn movement, as if more fully to sustain its role, stalked to and fro among the waltzers)...   (source)
    sustain = support
  • ...if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.   (source)
  • A day, and a very early day, was actually fixed for the Crawfords' departure; and Sir Thomas thought it might be as well to make one more effort for the young man before he left Mansfield, that all his professions and vows of unshaken attachment might have as much hope to sustain them as possible.   (source)
  • "I'd stock it with a lifetime supply of food and water, a self-sustaining biosphere, and a supercomputer loaded with every movie, book, song, videogame, and piece of artwork that human civilization has ever created, along with a stand-alone copy of the OASIS.†   (source)
  • There is Brahman, the world soul, the sustaining frame upon which is woven, warp and weft, the cloth of being, with all its decorative elements of space and time.†   (source)
  • She reminded me of older women I'd been around all my life—women whose lives were hard but who remained kind and dedicated themselves to building and sustaining their communities.†   (source)
  • …where students were required to correctly identify the Knarl hidden among a dozen hedgehogs (the trick was to offer them all milk in turn: Knarls, highly suspicious creatures whose quills had many magical properties, generally went berserk at what they saw as an attempt to poison them); then demonstrate correct handling of a Bowtruckle; feed and clean out a Fire Crab without sustaining serious burns; and choose, from a wide selection of food, the diet they would give a sick unicorn.†   (source)
  • I told her, I said, 'Celia, you have to be a League member or a sustainer to participate.†   (source)
  • The apparent impossibility of sustaining unobnoxious behavior for even part of the day weighs heavily on the lad, and overwhelms him with a claustrophobia as impenetrable as the claustrophobia of church itself.†   (source)
  • The system would be self-sustaining and perpetual, and would serve everybody right.†   (source)
  • Air and cover, air and cover—sustaining the unspoken connection between them: little boy, wounded man.†   (source)
  • It is one of the eighteen life-sustaining planets in the universe.†   (source)
  • To draw life-sustaining oxygen into the lungs, Leale pressed Lincoln's chest and ordered two men to manipulate Lincoln's arms like levers on a water pump.†   (source)
  • Rather, what I'm suggesting is the shaping and sustaining power of story and symbol.†   (source)
  • All the skills required to operate a self-sustaining culture were contained in these me, which were written down on tablets or passed around in an oral tradition.†   (source)
  • This futuristic military base inside a mountain has the capability to be self-sustaining for at least one month.†   (source)
  • Only the thought of the possible catastrophes that might befall such an expedition, and of sustaining damage to my travelling suit, persuaded me to content myself with sitting here on this bench.†   (source)
  • They're completely self-sustaining.†   (source)
  • Certain harmonies could be set up here along self-sustaining lines.†   (source)
  • The mystery of what is space and time may be made more understandable by this explanation, but now the burden of sustaining the order of the universe rests on "facts."†   (source)
  • But consciousness-or its absence-is of no concern as long as the functions for sustaining life are maintained.†   (source)
  • Robben Island itself was becoming a sustaining myth in the struggle, and they wanted to rob it of some of its symbolic import by removing us.†   (source)
  • It was something he thought he had always wanted, but he discovered quickly it created no life-sustaining passion for him.†   (source)
  • In the process they killed several hundred enemy troops, themselves sustaining a single casualty, a broken ankle.†   (source)
  • The fire, he knew, was real enough, conjured into being by the elves close to the northern part of the wall, who had created and were sustaining the illusion.†   (source)
  • There was something about her that mesmerized the nun, a charmed quality, a sense of something favored and sustaining.†   (source)
  • They did not mix much with other Negroes, but were respected by them and self-sustaining.†   (source)
  • To the north, the main force of Marines had been battling with equal valor and sustaining equally severe casualties.†   (source)
  • He noticed that she was leading an apparently normal life but that she barely ate, sustaining herself with milk and a few spoonfuls of honey.†   (source)
  • I took on the responsibility of sustaining the life-breath of others, and slowly I opened up to Spirit once again.†   (source)
  • It throbbed with nostalgia, regret and repentance, and I sat with a lump in my throat as she sank slowly down; not a sitting but a controlled collapsing, as though she were balancing, sustaining the simmering bubble of her final tone by some delicate rhythm of her heart's blood, or by some mystic concentration of her being, focused upon the sound through the contained liquid of her large uplifted eyes.†   (source)
  • Wherever Medusa's assets can be self-sustaining or absorbed by their individual economies, that'll be the case with restrictive covenants on all parties.†   (source)
  • This makes the system self-sustaining: after a while they're back again and return voluntarily, so to speak, to their torturers."†   (source)
  • Their exchange of views remained a sustaining exercise for both men.†   (source)
  • Uncouth, perhaps, but sustaining.†   (source)
  • Since Stephen was born, I had become paranoid, not only as a parent sustaining him, but other fears like illnesses, late-night fevers, and getting him all the appropriate shots at the right time.†   (source)
  • Celia hopes that the sea, with its sustaining rhythms and breezes from distant lands, will ease her son's heart as it once did hers.†   (source)
  • Although 89-58 receives daily low-voltage electrical stimulation of his muscles to ensure a minimal life-sustaining mass, he resembles one of the starving children of any third-world country racked by drought and evil politics.†   (source)
  • She is not self-sustaining.†   (source)
  • It was a peculiar place to build a house, for the hill was unusually steep and exposed, its rocky soil apparently incapable of sustaining much more than a few fenced tomato vines and a billy goat that eyed the boys suspiciously as they reached its windswept summit.†   (source)
  • She's completely self-sustaining.†   (source)
  • Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action.†   (source)
  • No longer self-sustaining communities, these islands are now service-based tourist meccas, often expanded by developments of expensive second homes for people from other states.†   (source)
  • The taste was not the same as it had been the night before: it was earthier and richer, more sustaining and food-like, so to speak.†   (source)
  • But then I realized she meant that it wouldn't be possible, as if this house were some penultimate trap of living, sustaining her beyond the pale.†   (source)
  • She enveloped the sick and the dying with her strength, sending it from her body to theirs, sustaining them.†   (source)
  • Tribesmen stranded inland by early snows, who could not find their way to the sea with the reindeer herd, often sought refuge at Evermelt, for even in the coldest months of winter, unfrozen, sustaining water could be found here.†   (source)
  • But once Zooey's foot was up, he gave the impression of sustaining a dancer's position.†   (source)
  • The philosophical battles of the nineteenth century were hardly so far behind that they had been forgotten, and the doctrine which maintained that life is caused and sustained by a vital principle apart from physical and chemical forces, and that life is self-sustaining and self-evolving, had put up quite a fight before Darwin and his successors had produced triumph after triumph for the mechanistic view.†   (source)
  • "What we going to do?" he repeated at last; and felt that the sustaining life had gone oui: of him.†   (source)
  • I profoundly respect public opinion, but I believe that there is in conscious rectitude of purpose a sustaining power which will support a man of ordinary firmness under any circumstances whatever.†   (source)
  • You will never have anything to sustain you, except the idea.   (source)
  • Making straight for the steep cliff, where the churchyard hangs over the laneway to the East Pier so steeply that some of the flat tombstones, thruffsteans or through-stones, as they call them in Whitby vernacular, actually project over where the sustaining cliff has fallen away, it disappeared in the darkness, which seemed intensified just beyond the focus of the searchlight.   (source)
    sustaining = supporting
  • The young people were all at home, and sustained their share in the introduction very well, with much good humour, and no embarrassment, at least on the part of the sons, who, at seventeen and sixteen, and tall of their age, had all the grandeur of men in the eyes of their little cousin.   (source)
    sustained = held up (provided support)
  • I am about to proceed on a long and difficult voyage, the emergencies of which will demand all my fortitude: I am required not only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own, when theirs are failing.   (source)
    sustain = support
  • Neither can I any longer live without her companionship; so powerful is she to sustain—so tender to soothe!   (source)
    sustain = provide support
  • The tortures of the accused did not equal mine; she was sustained by innocence, but the fangs of remorse tore my bosom and would not forgo their hold.   (source)
    sustained = supported
  • But now, with this unattended walk from her prison door, began the daily custom; and she must either sustain and carry it forward by the ordinary resources of her nature, or sink beneath it.   (source)
    sustain = support
  • Not to speak of the clergyman's health, so inadequate to sustain the hardships of a forest life, his native gifts, his culture, and his entire development would secure him a home only in the midst of civilization and refinement; the higher the state the more delicately adapted to it the man.   (source)
  • During the day I was sustained and inspirited by the hope of night, for in sleep I saw my friends, my wife, and my beloved country; again I saw the benevolent countenance of my father, heard the silver tones of my Elizabeth's voice, and beheld Clerval enjoying health and youth.   (source)
    sustained = supported
  • Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I perceived that I had become; the energy of my purpose alone sustained me: my labours would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease; and I promised myself both of these when my creation should be complete.   (source)
  • I stand upon the spot where, seven years since, I should have stood, here, with this woman, whose arm, more than the little strength wherewith I have crept hitherward, sustains me at this dreadful moment, from grovelling down upon my face!   (source)
    sustains = supports
  • There is the little domestic scenery of the well-known apartment; the chairs, with each its separate individuality; the centre-table, sustaining a work-basket, a volume or two, and an extinguished lamp; the sofa; the book-case; the picture on the wall—all these details, so completely seen, are so spiritualised by the unusual light, that they seem to lose their actual substance, and become things of intellect.   (source)
    sustaining = supporting (holding)
  • With slow, deliberate strokes, I start typing the newsletter: Sarah Shelby to marry Robert Pryor; please attend a baby-clothes showing by Mary Katherine Simpson; a tea in honor of our loyal sustainers.†   (source)
  • V Girt about with lightnings, standard-bearer, armed with the sword, the wheel, the bow, devourer, sustainer.†   (source)
  • What would it take to set up the self-sustaining system, Doctor Kynes?†   (source)
  • Do you know what the second-closest life-sustaining planet is to Mogadore?†   (source)
  • "Do you know the closest life-sustaining planet to Mogadore?" he finally asks.†   (source)
  • "Out of Southeast Asia," answered Manning, as if sustaining the pain of a knife wound.†   (source)
  • They flew to the quarter pole, still sustaining a fearsome clip.†   (source)
  • * At this point, according to Lopsang, Harris must have finally understood that at least two of the oxygen canisters stashed there were full, because he pleaded with the Sherpa to help him carry the life-sustaining gas up to Hall and Hansen on the Hillary Step.†   (source)
  • Their slaughterhouses require a large and steady volume of cattle to operate profitably; captive supplies are one reliable way of sustaining that volume.†   (source)
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  • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    sustained = continued through time
  • She started the project with optimism, but she did not sustain the effort required to complete it.
    sustain = continue
  • Her answer was sustained as the numbness of the dark waned and outlined the various shapes, big and small, on the bedside table.   (source)
    sustained = maintained or continued
  • The playful romance we had sustained in the cave has disappeared out in the open, under the hot sun, with the threat of Cato looming over us.   (source)
  • Risa believes he can know each of them just by a single sustained glance.   (source)
    sustained = continuing through time
  • He sustained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average through high school and college.   (source)
    sustained = maintained through time
  • The wind blows not in fits and gusts but with a sustained howl that makes Edgar wonder when the windows will shatter from the pressure.   (source)
    sustained = continuing through time
  • I'd pop free for a first down now and again, but we couldn't sustain anything.   (source)
    sustain = continue through time
  • However, it was not a sustained search by trained people it was intended for, but a swoop by soldiers, a place to get out of sight for half an hour.   (source)
    sustained = continuous (lasting through time)
  • My boy Leo built a good ship, but it won't sustain that kind of stress.   (source)
    sustain = continue to survive (with)
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  • though totalitarianism or technocratic government can obtain some swift successes, in the end, only a democracy can enlist a people's energies on a sustained and renewable basis.   (source)
    sustained = continuing through time
  • The shock that followed this declaration found voice in a sustained "Ah-h-h!" as the door of the coupe swung slowly open.   (source)
  • A pair of does sprang over the fence on the north side of the field—two leaps each, nonchalant, long-sustained, falling earthward only as an afterthought—and crashed through the hazel and sumac.   (source)
  • To Joel, sustainable organic farming means using this free solar energy instead of fossil fuel energy.   (source)
    sustainable = capable of continuing through time
    standard suffix: The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.
  • Then Juno, grieving that she should sustain
    A death so ling'ring, and so full of pain,   (source)
    sustain = continue (to suffer)
  • Our contact said the mutations were unsustainable and died out in minutes.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unsustainable means not and reverses the meaning of sustainable. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • You do remember a report three months ago about unsustainable mutations of the vaccine.†   (source)
  • To assassinate President Snow before the loss of life from this war makes our population unsustainable.†   (source)
  • I think it's unsustainable," I say.†   (source)
  • We can spend sixty-eight thousand dollars per tb patient in New York City, but if you start giving watches or radios to patients here, suddenly the international health community jumps on you for creating nonsustainable projects.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nonsustainable means not and reverses the meaning of sustainable. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • But it was unsustainable.†   (source)
  • Farmer got the same answer everywhere, and when he approached the drug companies, looking for donations or at least reduced prices, they suggested he go to the same agencies and foundations that had deemed his program nonsustainable because of high drug prices.†   (source)
  • But it was unsustainable.†   (source)
  • The situation is unsustainable, Zombie.†   (source)
  • Suffice it to say there is no way Thomas Hunter could have known that the Raison Vaccine was subject to unsustainable mutations.†   (source)
  • His lungs dilated and sank as if he were inhaling a warm moist unsustaining air and he smelt again the moist warm air which hung in the bath in Clongowes above the sluggish turf-coloured water.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unsustaining means not and reverses the meaning of sustaining. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • His hopefulness had long been more painful to me than his despondency; it was so unlike hopefulness, had something so fierce in its determination to be it, was so hungry and eager, and yet so conscious of being forced and unsustainable that it had long touched me to the heart.†   (source)
  • ...then the lamentation rose out of him, loud and sustained as the conch.   (source)
    sustained = continuing through time
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  • She sustained a wound in the left arm, but she is expected to recover quickly.
  • Later the doctors would speculate that when Dad, Luke and Benjamin had wrestled Shawn to the ground—and he'd sustained a concussion—he was already in critical condition.   (source)
  • They did so as they made their way past and hurried from the house to see if Himmel Street had sustained any damage.   (source)
  • You'd walk down McDowell Street, and half the people you passed seemed to be nursing an injury sustained in local combat.   (source)
  • One bomber sustained seventeen hits from friendly planes, or possibly from its own waist guns.   (source)
  • The appalling defeat I then sustained returned to torment me.   (source)
  • My father still desired to delay our departure, fearful that I could not sustain the fatigues of a journey, for I was a shattered wreck—the shadow of a human being.   (source)
    sustain = endure (suffer through)
  • It was the Führer's chin that sustained the blow.   (source)
    sustained = suffered from
  • Then he'd had that fit and the boys had wrestled him to the ground, so that he'd fallen, sustained a second injury, the injury the doctors said should have killed him.   (source)
    sustained = suffered
  • I could hardly sustain the multitude of feelings that crowded into my mind.   (source)
    sustain = endure (suffer through)
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  • I could not sustain the horror of my situation, and when I perceived that the popular voice and the countenances of the judges had already condemned my unhappy victim, I rushed out of the court in agony.   (source)
  • He manifested the greatest eagerness to be upon deck to watch for the sledge which had before appeared; but I have persuaded him to remain in the cabin, for he is far too weak to sustain the rawness of the atmosphere.   (source)
  • This state of mind preyed upon my health, which had perhaps never entirely recovered from the first shock it had sustained.   (source)
    sustained = suffered
  • In doing this, I underwent a kind of rough usage, ill befitting the wounds that my mind had sustained.   (source)
  • This endless outrage shall they still sustain?   (source)
    sustain = suffer
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  • Together, my relatives form an alliance that represents a genuine and enduring love of family, one that sustains them through difficulties and gives them reasons to celebrate during good times.†   (source)
  • Often large quantities of high-energy particles must be directed against the target substance for a sustained period of time before a collision occurs.†   (source)
  • Unjustly imprisoned, he sustained himself by plotting the systematic undoing of his personal agents of villainy.†   (source)
  • He stayed low, his head cocked back and his ears flat to the sides, a quiet, sustained growl coming from him.†   (source)
  • Now that the encounter with Dr. Cable was over, her anger and defiance were fading, and there was nothing left to sustain her.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER NINETEEN — THE HUNGARIAN HORNTAIL The prospect of talking face-to-face with Sirius was all that sustained Harry over the next fortnight, the only bright spot on a horizon that had never looked darker.†   (source)
  • Sustained.†   (source)
  • When Laila "went to bed, her mind was muffled up, clouded, incapable of sustained rational thought.†   (source)
  • Sustained by this unlikely picture, we walked, occasionally chuckling, all the way down to the boathouse.†   (source)
  • Part of Kate believed this — a very important part, for Kate's sense of invincibility was the main thing that had sustained her all her young life alone.†   (source)
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  • It was not easy to appear so far upriver, but the naiads, my freshwater cousins, helped sustain my life force.†   (source)
  • Such ecological diversity sustained an astonishing diversity of plant and animal life.†   (source)
  • But that thought wasn't enough to comfort or sustain me.†   (source)
  • If I kept the secret, I thought, I could sustain the pregnancy.†   (source)
  • If Major Rawls had earned a battlefield commission, he had earned his measure of cynicism, too; the major spoke in sustained, explosive bursts—like rounds of fire from an automatic weapon.†   (source)
  • That her curiosity sustains her.†   (source)
  • These memories sustained him, but not so easily.†   (source)
  • Crake has equipped these women with ultra-strong vulvas extra skin layers, extra muscles — so they can sustain these marathons.†   (source)
  • "Sustained winds over one hundred kph now," she said.†   (source)
  • It seemed as if I wanted to sustain my grief, to assure myself that I had cared deeply enough.†   (source)
  • When he was off duty he would note the young girls and elderly women and every other female in the rainbow in between and count them among the things that sustained him.†   (source)
  • Maybe she was still on the island, after all these years, old as dirt but sustained by a few of her wards, children who'd grown up but never left.†   (source)
  • Enough energy to sustain a man for half a day.†   (source)
  • He knows that that sort of insular passion can't be sustained.†   (source)
  • She fed him herself, the honey and water and herb mixture that sustained life.†   (source)
  • I'm alone except for Beetee, who still lies in front of me, being sustained by his army of machines.†   (source)
  • The pagoda-style roofs were made of gold-tinged tiles and surrounded by qilin gargoyles, but the tiles were actually galvanized steel covered with tiny solar capsules that created enough energy to sustain the entire palace, including the research wing, and the gargoyles were equipped with motion sensors, ID scanners, 360-degree cameras, and radars that could detect approaching aircrafts and hovers within a sixty-mile radius.†   (source)
  • If we'd been able to sustain a drive and get a touchdown or a field goal or even a couple of first downs, we'd have regained the momentum, but Bothell's defense stuffed Kane on two runs and then batted down Drew's third-down pass.†   (source)
  • Loonquawl too suddenly sustained horrific gashes from nowhere.†   (source)
  • Up above Canal streamed a remote delirium of sirens, a formal offstage note that clashed with the ringing in my ears: something of mechanical warfare about it, sustained drone of incoming missiles.†   (source)
  • Often, though, the steadily increasing doses of amphetamine that had sustained him through the night would still be working in him.†   (source)
  • You were—reckless— with the world some people—some very dear friends of mine and yours—sacrificed a huge amount to create and sustain.†   (source)
  • By the third week it becomes harder to sustain our relationship in this new form.†   (source)
  • My dad's heart, I was told, had sustained major damage, and—in the doctor's opinion—it was pretty much a miracle that he was moving as well as he was.†   (source)
  • Anyone who sustained a higher level for more than a few hours was put in seclusion.†   (source)
  • What drives them to such speed, and how can they bear to sustain it?†   (source)
  • The great root of Africa sustains us.†   (source)
  • Will it again sustain life, or will Henri and I go on waiting here on Earth forever?†   (source)
  • The Med Center in DaVinci was a floating tower sustained by direct broadcast power.†   (source)
  • Remembering how many injuries I had sustained — and inflicted — playing volleyball, I felt faintly nauseated.†   (source)
  • Those words have sustained many brave men down the years.†   (source)
  • We had been running all morning and were tired; some of the dogs were young and could not sustain a long run.†   (source)
  • The reluctant Garretts had nourished and sustained Booth for another day.†   (source)
  • Four other men, including two of the Algerians, sustained contusions.†   (source)
  • Since natural and agricultural fertility is so important to our ability to feed and sustain ourselves, much of the material Weston deals with has to do with wastelands and the attempts to restore lost fertility; needless to say, rain figures prominently.†   (source)
  • She helped a sustain-ably sourced furniture wholesaler in North Carolina, Design for Life, and after answering their query, they wanted her to fill out a customer survey, which was especially important given her age and income bracket—they needed more information about the preferences of customers in her demographic.†   (source)
  • Advisory $3: Since Subject A is final linkage between Witness $599-6 and File Data 865-01, it is advised that (a) pending revision of Agency Basic Procedures (Refer: Policy 979) Subject A's confinement be continued until termination procedures are approved; or (b) Subject A's condition be sustained until Subject A obliterates.†   (source)
  • There was just too much sustained pressure.†   (source)
  • And it sustains the media.†   (source)
  • Its 2011 Restaurant Industry Forecast says that today's top menu trends are "local sourcing, sustainability, and nutrition?'†   (source)
  • Followed by a child of three who had fallen down a well, sustained grievous head injuries, and been brought to Riverview in a coma.†   (source)
  • I gave her a sustained and sad-filled embrace.†   (source)
  • Even if we managed to organize, we couldn't sustain a strike.†   (source)
  • A sustained burst of shouting and hand-clapping.†   (source)
  • Years ago, in the Uprising, he had sustained a wound to that shoulder, and even as light a weight as Hugo's—or the turn of a season, a change in temperature or humidity, too sudden a movement of his arm—awakened old twinges and the memories of pains better forgotten.†   (source)
  • This was met by the loudest burst of approval yet, followed by warm and sustained applause.†   (source)
  • I just figured I needed to try harder, but I find it difficult to sustain that motivation.†   (source)
  • I didn't need it to endure or sustain.†   (source)
  • He has survived in his own way and on his own terms, sustained for decades by music.†   (source)
  • We just need to sustain it.†   (source)
  • But before she could thank him for the visit, he placed his hat over his heart, tremulous and dignified, and the abscess that had sustained his life finally burst.†   (source)
  • ORNITHOPTER (commonly: 'thopter): any aircraft capable of sustained wing-beat flight in the manner of birds.†   (source)
  • They are sustained by structural relationships even when they have lost all other meaning and purpose.†   (source)
  • The tibia, the larger bone in my lower leg, had sustained what doctors call a "spiral break," meaning that each end of the break looked like the barber-pole pattern on a drill bit.†   (source)
  • I was just drifting off when I heard it—a shrill, sustained, piercing noise.†   (source)
  • "Sustained," said the judge.†   (source)
  • The conspiracy is both held and withheld, exposed and sustained.†   (source)
  • She sustained it when she fell.†   (source)
  • In a soothing voice, she reminded her sister of the faith that had always sustained her.†   (source)
  • Without the money or credit necessary to sustain a family for three months.†   (source)
  • Each victim had been strangled, although some had struggled, the signs of which were evident in the bruises and cuts they sustained.†   (source)
  • Replicability and sustainability—in the case of Cange, these terms had the same meaning perhaps.†   (source)
  • Now that Jean Louise was grown, they had never been able to sustain fifteen minutes' conversation with one another without advancing irreconcilable points of view, invigorating in friendships, but in close blood relations producing only uneasy cordiality.†   (source)
  • I glare at him for a moment, but I can't sustain it, not with him grinning at me like that.†   (source)
  • The objection was sustained, and the witness dismissed; as he left the stand, Hickock announced to everyone within earshot, "Sonofabitch.†   (source)
  • Sustained.†   (source)
  • The meat sustained them until spring when they began to harvest fish, ducks, muskrats, and beaver.†   (source)
  • Over the next few weeks, fierce battles were fought and both sides sustained casualties.†   (source)
  • A whistle blows, a long sustained warning followed by the hissing and sputtering of the engine.†   (source)
  • Any injuries she's sustained are the result of her own foolhardiness.†   (source)
  • She wondered if she had sustained a breach in her right main glove.†   (source)
  • Whatever a large green rectangle of grass has been made for, Nyok felt, it could probably sustain plenty of other activities—football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, lawn bowling, doing cartwheels, sunbathing—without upsetting the cosmic order.†   (source)
  • He had run right past them, deep in a rhythmic stride, his muscles making a kind of music that sustained him all the way to the rocky point.†   (source)
  • Each person would, within the space of one or two or three 1/45th-of-a-second frames, move a shoulder or cheek or an eyebrow or a hand, sustain that movement, stop it, change direction, and start again.†   (source)
  • That thought sustains me.†   (source)
  • As had been learned in missions over Hanoi—in which the B-52 had participated and sustained SAM (surface-to-air missile) damage—the best method of attacking a heavily defended target was to converge from all points of the compass at once, "like the enveloping arms of an angry bear," the squadron commander had put it at the briefing, indulging his poetic nature.†   (source)
  • Clara saw at once that he had sustained some blow.†   (source)
  • She obtained a herd of dairy cows to provide income to sustain the schools.†   (source)
  • Virtually every journalist reported that he had never heard shouting so loud and sustained.†   (source)
  • Brigid's backside may be formidable, but I don't think I could've sustained a bleeding head wound from my battle with it.†   (source)
  • You'd need a tube of infinite length to sustain the chain reaction.†   (source)
  • They sustained her.†   (source)
  • Tarawa was the first major amphibious assault in which the Marines faced sustained opposition on the beach.†   (source)
  • At no point does Grandma Kato mention the injuries she herself must have sustained.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was not possible to sustain the torment I'd experienced when I saw Claudia's burnt remains.†   (source)
  • The first cold days arrived with their rain and mud, but Clara did not show the least sign of wanting to return to the city, despite a sustained campaign on the part of Ferula, who hated the countryside.†   (source)
  • He was never so bored as when spending there the two or three days every other week necessary to sustain the illusion that his damp and drafty stone farmhouse in the hills was a golden palace of carnal delights.†   (source)
  • Finals will start in a couple of weeks and he figures it's a good time to load up on provisions, cheap and bulky fare for when he gets hungry, studying late-something to sustain him in a pinch.†   (source)
  • "The llano bred and sustained me," he murmured, "it can bury me—"†   (source)
  • The smile on her face felt false and she couldn't sustain it.†   (source)
  • The only way to keep them at bay is to find the anger that's sustained me and push back with it.†   (source)
  • Will the wood there sustain an explosion?†   (source)
  • Sustained.†   (source)
  • After a sustained screeching with sparks flying from iron rails, the trains rolled to a stop and then each-with a loud whistle and blast of steam from its undercarriage, reversed directions and opened a breach so that the honored baseball players could pass.†   (source)
  • I see that my own mind can be my greatest limitation (and on bad days, it always is), or the gateway to what matters most to me--the big stuff--environmental sustainability, world peace, the end to hunger, the beginning of true social justice for all.†   (source)
  • That sustained politeness, back in the tea shop, must have been the result of considerable effort.†   (source)
  • What I want to do is done very seldom, and, to be honest, it wouldn't happen now if I hadn't sustained a series of impossible frustrations.†   (source)
  • I could not risk the loss that might have been sustained in the assault.†   (source)
  • I have all I need to sustain life, well, almost.†   (source)
  • The muted music inside swelled again, but now the swelling was different, the drums louder, the trumpets more sustained, more piercing.†   (source)
  • It was not a relationship that could be sustained.†   (source)
  • It is an apt name, for she sustained me.†   (source)
  • But it was too desperate, too insistent, a kind of sustained, tortured shrieking and Wayne realized it was the horse dying in the closed jackknife and he'd clamped his hands to his ears and run away into the field.†   (source)
  • He had no belief to share, no wisdom to impart, no hope to offer, insufficient substance to sustain himself, let alone another.†   (source)
  • God's peace, she later told me, is what sustained her through the pain, bleeding, and uncertainty of the next eight months of her pregnancy.†   (source)
  • Perhaps another symbol or inscription is required to complete the cycle and let the creature sustain the necessary elements for a proper summoning.†   (source)
  • "Your husband has sustained a fatal wound," the veteran surgeon tells the First Lady.†   (source)
  • "Midas told me that Miss Taggart has to be treated for shock," he said, "not for the one sustained, but for the ones to come."†   (source)
  • "Sustained," Gauldin agreed, nodding his head.†   (source)
  • Don't talk to me about Matisse ….
    the European style of 1900, the tradition of the studio
    where the nude woman reclines forever
    on a sheet of blood
    Talk to me instead of the culture generally—
    how the murderers were sustained
    by the beauty robbed of savages: to our remote
    villages the painters came, and our white-washed
    mud-huts were splattered with gunfire.
    The slow moving of her cotton
    in the heat.
    Hard shell of foot.
    She chops the yellow coconut
    the…†   (source)
  • Sustained.†   (source)
  • They shouldn't be, certainly not if we were real father and daughter, but maybe even those who share blood and love believe only their devotions are unconditional, to be sustained through every crucible.†   (source)
  • He did hear cheering as he came over the lip, now clear of clouds, but it was not the sustained hysteria that he had expected.†   (source)
  • Billy Yank needed an even stronger sense of ideological purpose to sustain him, especially during the summer of 1864, when war-weariness spread like a fog over the northern home front.†   (source)
  • Despite her work as a nurse, a scout, and a spy, in the Civil War, she will be remembered longest as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, the railroad to freedom—a short, indomitable woman, sustained by faith in a living God, inspired by the belief that freedom was a right all men should enjoy, leading bands of trembling fugitives out of Tidewater Maryland.†   (source)
  • The Vikings leaped up, grabbed their shields, gripped their swords, and began a sustained, bloodthirsty roar.†   (source)
  • Eleanor was killed on impact Her 16-year-old sister, Violet, a passenger in the vehicle, sustained only minor injuries.†   (source)
  • And he is unable, using his own resources, to sustain a long war.†   (source)
  • The giant fighting Wulfgar could no longer sustain a defensive posture with its heavy club.†   (source)
  • They implant minuscule sustained-release pellets inside the eyeball.†   (source)
  • Sustained.†   (source)
  • That the grasses also sustain crawfish is a bonus.†   (source)
  • I wondered how someone as fragile as her could sustain such wounds without passing out.†   (source)
  • Did he fall below that "critical number" it takes to sustain self-awareness?†   (source)
  • I say this as a minister of the gospel, who loves the church; who was nurtured in its bosom; who has been sustained by its spiritual blessings and who will remain true to it as long as the cord of life shall lengthen.†   (source)
  • You didn't sustain any injury?"†   (source)
  • Grotesque incidents occur which help to sustain the general myth about the vicious and dangerous nature of the wolf.†   (source)
  • His was a low-key style, the sort certain people can sustain indefinitely.†   (source)
  • Had Ta-Kumsaw sustained the boy by his own power?†   (source)
  • The smell was alive: bacteria, fungus, and algae, compounds that made and sustained life.†   (source)
  • To sustain her being in love, she often worked at herself in the mirror, guessing at the colors and shapes that would interest him, changing them frequently in order to hit on the right combination.†   (source)
  • It both sustains and kills--like a God.†   (source)
  • Dear God, is it too much to expect a little sustained action?†   (source)
  • The excitement sustained us.†   (source)
  • Beneath the fierce and passionless light of truth, faiths that had sustained millions for twice a thousand years vanished like morning dew.†   (source)
  • From the battle of Austerlitz until the difficulties of 1848, the Tristero drifted on, deprived of nearly all the noble patronage that had sustained them: now reduced to handling anarchist correspondence; only peripherally engaged—in Germany with the ill-fated Frankfurt Assembly, in Buda-Pesth at the barricades, perhaps even among the watchmakers of the Jura, preparing them for the coming of M. Bakunin.†   (source)
  • So after a bit she began to speak to him about it, gratified by the emotionless, truly pedestrian tone she was able to sustain.†   (source)
  • The philosophical battles of the nineteenth century were hardly so far behind that they had been forgotten, and the doctrine which maintained that life is caused and sustained by a vital principle apart from physical and chemical forces, and that life is self-sustaining and self-evolving, had put up quite a fight before Darwin and his successors had produced triumph after triumph for the mechanistic view.†   (source)
  • JUDGE Objection sustained.†   (source)
  • The humor of this observation sustained her until she had finished the last of Liz's meal.†   (source)
  • "Long-range guns," he decided after listening to the calmly echoing, low, sustained note.†   (source)
  • There now, he said, blushing deeply and trying to embrace and to sustain her without touching her too closely.†   (source)
  • For so long hope and the heat of battle had sustained Arjun and Thambi.†   (source)
  • For she sustained him most beautifully in his new condition; with her unquestioning faith in God, and her faith in him, she, even more than the sinners who came crying to the altar after he had preached, bore earthly witness to his calling; and speaking, as it were, in the speech of men she lent reality to the mighty work that the Lord had appointed to Gabriel's hands.†   (source)
  • He was chosen Governor by a majority composed of freed slaves and Radical Republicans, sustained and nourished by Federal bayonets.†   (source)
  • When she never said a word, and sustained her quiet pose of holding the lamp, he was convinced of the strength in her body.†   (source)
  • The mask sustained itself a moment.†   (source)
  • For a few weeks she accompanied Dick everywhere he went, and tried to sustain him with her presence.†   (source)
  • He hadn't tried to keep a sustained burn going since he was five, at that picnic table.†   (source)
  • Gods are sustained by worship, son of Hades.†   (source)
  • That he sustained it—or should we say his corpse sustained it—after Carl Heine drowned?†   (source)
  • His paws padded nervously on the sand, and he let out a soft, sustained whimper.†   (source)
  • Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion.†   (source)
  • He has come to believe that our industrialized system of cattle production cannot be sustained.†   (source)
  • You sustained the injury when you lost your balance while you were …. well, you see what I mean.†   (source)
  • He put his arms around her, lowered his head and kissed her, a deep, sustained and private kiss.†   (source)
  • Oh, Black known and unknown poets, how often have your auctioned pains sustained us?†   (source)
  • The rhythmic urgency had given way to a sustained, inarticulate and mournful sound.†   (source)
  • He has since sustained a serious injury because his reactions are slower than they once were.†   (source)
  • The march to the concession stand was sustained and arduous.†   (source)
  • After an hour and a half of sustained wind, NASA gave the order to abort.†   (source)
  • Bringing the orbital maneuvering system online, he fired a sustained burn from the nose cone array.†   (source)
  • The surrounding cavern began to collapse, as though the magic that sustained it had been spent.†   (source)
  • No. Did you go to a doctor to be treated for the injuries you claim to have sustained?†   (source)
  • His work in Medusa precluded any sustained career in the State Department.†   (source)
  • May I be of assistance, Holy One? asked the cabaret's manager through the sustained crescendos.†   (source)
  • His eyes were creasing from the sustained viewing of uneventful countryside.†   (source)
  • The cracking of the floor settled into a sustained groan.†   (source)
  • Such faith, like the faith in sunrise or the phases of the moon, sustained me.†   (source)
  • It had been the bedrock of their integrity, and he was resolvedto see it sustained.†   (source)
  • Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.†   (source)
  • A cut sustained when he was thrown by the explosion?†   (source)
  • He had sustained much less visible damage than she had.†   (source)
  • "It's unusual, but anything can happen after the heart sustains such a serious injury."†   (source)
  • And of course, he'd sustained his share of concussions from being thrown.†   (source)
  • The power of Ma'at once sustained me, Vladimir.†   (source)
  • The refinement and dignity of those nights sustained me through the long nights in the barracks.†   (source)
  • Mr. Holabird, your objections are sustained.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bourne sustained a severe blow to the maxillary sinus.†   (source)
  • But Gus had never sustained a wound before that Pea could remember.†   (source)
  • The dart must have been sustained by magic to have flown so far.†   (source)
  • So the mutation is sustained even when the temperatures come down?†   (source)
  • For Adams any sustained equivalent of Franklin's benign calm would have been impossible.†   (source)
  • Yet Gullberg's injuries were considerably more serious than those Salander had sustained.†   (source)
  • Operation Medusa sustained over ninety percent casualties.†   (source)
  • He could only do ten after a month of sustained harassment.†   (source)
  • A long, sustained note that poured grief into the canyon like molten lead.†   (source)
  • I promise nothing, but I will speak for you, for the loss your people have sustained.†   (source)
  • We have been in sustained combat for over three years—things have changed.†   (source)
  • He cherished language and its skillful use, and his own style was one of sustained floridity.†   (source)
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