MAINTAIN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of maintain
v. keep in any particular state or condition; keep up or carry on; continue
What we are actually trying to maintain is never ending growth.
Sentence in Classic:
But our earthly fire was created by God for the benefit of man, to maintain in him the spark of life and to help him in the useful arts, whereas the fire of hell is of another quality and was created by God to torture and punish the unrepentant sinner.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
And so you maintain that the laborer himself is an element to be studied and to regulate the choice of methods in agriculture.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She gave him a passionately angry glance, and hardly able to restrain her tears and maintain the artificial smile on her lips, she got up and left the room.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He is as right as other historians who look for the explanation of historic events in the will of one man; he is as right as the Russian historians who maintain that Napoleon was drawn to Moscow by the skill of the Russian commanders.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
That bereaved lady, fifteen years older than he, fell presently at deadly feud with her only relative, Lady Scadgers; and, partly to spite her ladyship, and partly to maintain herself, went out at a salary.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
In the former case he would have to shape its constitution as nearly as possible on the pattern of the Roman, leaving room for dissensions and popular tumults, for without a great and warlike population no republic can ever increase, or increasing maintain itself.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
He let Dorset depart charged to the brim with the sense that, till their next meeting, he must maintain a strictly noncommittal attitude; that, in short, his share in the game consisted for the present in looking on.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
One of these slaves shall maintain the fire beneath thee, while the other shall anoint thy wretched limbs with oil, lest the roast should burn.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
It is in the faubourgs, above all, we maintain, that the Parisian race appears; there is the pure blood; there is the true physiognomy; there this people toils and suffers, and suffering and toil are the two faces of man.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
But I tell you, Miss Lizzy�if you take it into your head to go on refusing every offer of marriage in this way, you will never get a husband at all�and I am sure I do not know who is to maintain you when your father is dead.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context