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sustain
used in In Cold Blood

3 uses
  • Trust in God sustained her, and from time to time secular sources supplemented her faith in His forthcoming mercy; she read of a miracle medicine, heard of a new therapy, or, as most recently, decided to believe that a "pinched nerve" was to blame.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (35% in)
  • This plan was opposed by the special assistant prosecuting attorney, Logan Green, who, certain that "temporary insanity" was the defense his antagonists would attempt to sustain in the forth-coming trial, feared that the ultimate outcome of the proposal would be, as he predicted in private conversation, the appearance on the witness stand of a "pack of head-healers" sympathetic to the defendants ("Those fellows, they're always crying over the killers.
    4 — The Corner (18% in)
  • The objection was sustained, and the witness dismissed; as he left the stand, Hickock announced to everyone within earshot, "Sonofabitch.
    4 — The Corner (37% in)

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