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sustain
used in Lord of the Flies

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
sustained by her faith
Definition
provide support or necessities
  • The crying went on, breath after breath, and seemed to sustain him upright as if he were nailed to it.
    p. 87.3
sustain = support
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2  —1 use as in:
sustained through the ages
Definition
to continue through time
  • ...then the lamentation rose out of him, loud and sustained as the conch.
    p. 87.1
sustained = continuing through time

(editor's notes:  In this context, lamentation refers to a sorrowful cry, and conch refers to the shell the boys use as a horn.)
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