- It sustained a searching Congressional investigation at the instance of Fernando Wood in 1870.Chapter 2 (83% in)
- In a time of perfect calm, amid willing neighbors and streaming wealth, the social uplifting of four million slaves to an assured and self-sustaining place in the body politic and economic would have been a herculean task; but when to the inherent difficulties of so delicate and nice a social operation were added the spite and hate of conflict, the hell of war; when suspicion and cruelty were rife, and gaunt Hunger wept beside Bereavement,—in such a case, the work of any instrument of...Chapter 2 (53% in)
- The circumstances of the gathering, however, the rhythm of the songs, and the limitations of allowable thought, confined the poetry for the most part to single or double lines, and they seldom were expanded to quatrains or longer tales, although there are some few examples of sustained efforts, chiefly paraphrases of the Bible.Chapter 14 (75% in)
There are no more uses of "sustain" in The Souls of Black Folk.
Typical Usage (best examples)