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sustain
used in The Hunger Games

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
sustained by her faith
Definition
provide support or necessities
  • That the Career Tributes who survive the bloodbath will divide up most of these life-sustaining spoils.
    p. 149.2
sustaining = supporting
  • I'm about to leave when I remember the importance of sustaining the star-crossed lover routine and I lean over and give Peeta a long, lingering kiss.
    p. 281.4
sustaining = supporting
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2  —1 use as in:
sustained through the ages
Definition
to continue through time
  • The playful romance we had sustained in the cave has disappeared out in the open, under the hot sun, with the threat of Cato looming over us.
    p. 322.6
sustained = maintained or continued
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