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sustain
used in King Lear

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
sustained by her faith
Definition
provide support or necessities
  • When I desired their leave that I might pity him, they took from me the use of mine own house; charged me on pain of perpetual displeasure, neither to speak of him, entreat for him, nor any way sustain him.
    3.3 — Act 3 Scene 3 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (26% in)
sustain = provide support
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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • —Ourself, by monthly course, With reservation of an hundred knights, By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode Make with you by due turns.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (42% in)
  • What he hath utter'd I have writ my sister: If she sustain him and his hundred knights, When I have show'd th' unfitness,— [Re-enter Oswald.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (95% in)
  • Alack, 'tis he: why, he was met even now As mad as the vex'd sea; singing aloud; Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow weeds, With harlocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers, Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow In our sustaining corn.
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — The French camp. A Tent (23% in)
  • ] Friends of my soul, you twain Rule in this realm, and the gor'd state sustain.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (98% in)

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