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sustain
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
provide support or necessities
  • 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.
    p. 4.8
sustain = provide necessities of
  • Her Missionary Society refreshments added to her reputation as a hostess (she did not permit Calpurnia to make the delicacies required to sustain the Society through long reports on Rice Christians); she joined and became Secretary of the Maycomb Amanuensis Club.
    p. 172.2
  • sustain = support
  • The last note would linger as long as there was air to sustain it.
    p. 311.2
sustain = support
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