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 Meanings and Examples of MAINTAIN
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maintain
 v.  keep in any particular state or condition; keep up or carry on
Classic Sentence: (147 in 10 pages)
1  For these reasons, therefore, it was possible for Venice to make her constitution what it is, and to maintain it without divisions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
2  And were it possible to maintain things in this equilibrium, I veritably believe that herein would be found the true form of political life, and the true tranquility of a republic.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
3  But he who will not keep to the fair path of virtue, must to maintain himself enter this path of evil.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVI.
4  These are numerous, and should be well considered, both by those who would maintain the liberties of a commonwealth and by those who would subvert them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XL.
5  How hard it is in founding a commonwealth to provide it with all the laws needed to maintain its freedom, is well seen from the history of the Roman Republic.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLIX.
6  For we know by numberless instances, what perils these nations were ready to face in their efforts to maintain or recover their freedom, and what vengeance they took against those who deprived them of it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
7  But now, having spoken of the prudence shown by Brutus when he sought to recover the freedom of Rome, let us next speak of the severity which he used to maintain it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II.
8  So that he who sets up as a tyrant and slays not Brutus, and he who creates a free government and slays not the sons of Brutus, can never maintain himself long.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III.
9  That Hannibal was not a master in the arts of warfare there is none will venture to maintain.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X.
10  Actions like this are necessary not only to lay a foundation for your fame, but also to maintain and extend it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIV.
11  It is impossible for those who follow the other to maintain themselves.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII — CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED A PRINC...
12  National opinion has enabled this last class to maintain the Negro common schools, and to protect the Negro partially in property, life, and limb.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
13  Even the white laborers are not yet intelligent, thrifty, and well trained enough to maintain themselves against the powerful inroads of organized capital.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
14  The combination of a certain adroitness with deep-seated earnestness, of tact with consummate ability, gave him his preeminence, and helps him maintain it.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
15  No matter what the conversation chanced to be about, he always contrived to maintain his part in the same.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence: (151 in 11 pages)
16  Vitamin C helps maintain healthy connective tissue.
17  Throughout life's complications, you should maintain such a sense of elegance.
18  They must do their best to maintain sales at their usual rate.
19  She has managed to maintain her youthful appearance.
20  It is important to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
21  Careers Officers maintain contact with young people when they have left school.
22  Our first priority is to maintain the customer's confidence in our product.
23  The defendants in the libel case maintain that their allegations are true.
24  You will now maintain radio silence.
25  She managed to maintain a facade of bravery.
26  We must maintain friendly relations with them.
27  Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.
28  The company has managed to maintain its status among retailers.
29  The organization has managed to maintain secrecy about its activities.
30  He is too poor to maintain his family.