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sustain
used in Jane Eyre

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sustained through the ages
Definition
to continue through time
  • The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
    Chapter 27 (81% in)

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  • Oh, Providence! sustain me a little longer!
    Chapter 28 (50% in)
  • A pause — in which I began to steady the palsy of my nerves, and to feel that the Rubicon was passed; and that the trial, no longer to be shirked, must be firmly sustained.
    Chapter 7 (82% in)
  • Now I wept: Helen Burns was not here; nothing sustained me; left to myself I abandoned myself, and my tears watered the boards.
    Chapter 8 (3% in)
  • She had Roman features and a double chin, disappearing into a throat like a pillar: these features appeared to me not only inflated and darkened, but even furrowed with pride; and the chin was sustained by the same principle, in a position of almost preternatural erectness.
    Chapter 17 (53% in)
  • This was the point — this was where the nerve was touched and teased — this was where the fever was sustained and fed: SHE COULD NOT CHARM HIM.
    Chapter 18 (35% in)
  • ...narrow, and singularly incapable of being led to anything higher, expanded to anything larger — when I found that I could not pass a single evening, nor even a single hour of the day with her in comfort; that kindly conversation could not be sustained between us, because whatever topic I started, immediately received from her a turn at once coarse and trite, perverse and imbecile — when I perceived that I should never have a quiet or settled household, because no servant would bear the...
    Chapter 27 (36% in)
  • I was so fully aware that only serious moods and occupations were acceptable, that in his presence every effort to sustain or follow any other became vain: I fell under a freezing spell.
    Chapter 34 (43% in)

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