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sustain
used in A Tale of Two Cities

11 uses
  • Charles Darnay, alone in a cell, had sustained himself with no flattering delusion since he came to it from the Tribunal.
    3.13 — Fifty-two (4% in)
  • "Carton," said his friend, squaring himself at him with a bullying air, as if the fire-grate had been the furnace in which sustained endeavour was forged, and the one delicate thing to be done for the old Sydney Carton of old Shrewsbury School was to shoulder him into it, "your way is, and always was, a lame way.
    2.5 — The Jackal (66% in)
  • As to the men and women, their choice on earth was stated in the prospect—Life on the lowest terms that could sustain it, down in the little village under the mill; or captivity and Death in the dominant prison on the crag.
    2.8 — Monseigneur in the Country (24% in)
  • It carried me into great and unexpected peril; but it is a sacred object, and if it had carried me to death I hope it would have sustained me.
    2.9 — The Gorgon's Head (23% in)
  • "A compliment," said the Marquis, "to the grandeur of the family, merited by the manner in which the family has sustained its grandeur.
    2.9 — The Gorgon's Head (41% in)
  • He studied much, slept little, sustained a great deal of fatigue with ease, and was equably cheerful.
    2.10 — Two Promises (22% in)
  • But it is your weakness that you sometimes need to see your victim and your opportunity, to sustain you.
    2.16 — Still Knitting (38% in)
  • Sustain yourself without that.
    2.16 — Still Knitting (38% in)
  • This new life of the Doctor's was an anxious life, no doubt; still, the sagacious Mr. Lorry saw that there was a new sustaining pride in it.
    3.4 — Calm in Storm (50% in)
  • When her husband was brought in, she turned a look upon him, so sustaining, so encouraging, so full of admiring love and pitying tenderness, yet so courageous for his sake, that it called the healthy blood into his face, brightened his glance, and animated his heart.
    3.9 — The Game Made (77% in)
  • The man never trod ground whose virtues and services would have sustained him in that place that day, against such denunciation.
    3.10 — The Substance of the Shadow (96% in)

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