MAINTENANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MAINTENANCE
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 n.  preservation; support; continuance; court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another
Classic Sentence:
1  He would send for the baby; though I entreated him rather to put it out to nurse and pay for its maintenance.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
2  Her hope was that Linton might be left with him, as he had been with her: his father, she would fain convince herself, had no desire to assume the burden of his maintenance or education.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  An establishment was also made of six hundred persons to be my domestics, who had board-wages allowed for their maintenance, and tents built for them very conveniently on each side of my door.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
4  The rivers were covered with ice, and no fish could be procured; and thus I was cut off from my chief article of maintenance.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
5  There is already lodged in my hands a sum of money amply sufficient for your suitable education and maintenance.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVIII
6  The fund was, of course, for the propagation and spread of the red-heads as well as for their maintenance.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  Having heard that Count Mamonov was furnishing a regiment, Bezukhov at once informed Rostopchin that he would give a thousand men and their maintenance.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXIII
8  He sent the two brats back to their mother, promising to pay eighty francs a month for their maintenance, on the condition that the said mother would not do so any more.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  There are certain things that are absolutely basic to the maintenance of a good relationship.
2  This type of garden requires minimal maintenance.
3  Routine maintenance of the garden consists of keeping weeds under control.
4  He took a course to learn about car maintenance.
5  They were explicitly instructed to involve themselves in local economic affairs, education, medical care, prisons and road maintenance.
6  The network will be down for an hour for routine maintenance.
7  Feed back and findings in time when maintenance work and improvement PM.
8  The purpose of the UN is the maintenance of international peace and security.
9  Check chimney flues and heating equipment in summer and do maintenance, make repairs or replace an outmoded system.
10  She would be entitled to just the same rights over the children, and just the same rights to income support and maintenance for the children.
11  A lot of cost of maintenance goes into renew brake of my old car.