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sustain
used in Dracula

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Definition
provide support or necessities
  • The remembrance seemed for a while to overpower her, and she drooped and would have sunk down but for her husband's sustaining arm.
    Chapter 21 (93% in)
sustaining = supporting
  • Making straight for the steep cliff, where the churchyard hangs over the laneway to the East Pier so steeply that some of the flat tombstones, thruffsteans or through-stones, as they call them in Whitby vernacular, actually project over where the sustaining cliff has fallen away, it disappeared in the darkness, which seemed intensified just beyond the focus of the searchlight.
    Chapter 7 (30% in)
sustaining = supporting
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