1 But until this very day, two hopes had been left to sustain her.
2 Suellen has her shame to sustain her and Carreen her God.
3 Happily for both, there was little physical strength to sustain his frenzy.
4 She was not fond of Bertha Dorset, but neither was she without a sense of obligation, the heavier for having so little personal liking to sustain it.
5 But one cannot sustain an indifferent air concerning Fedallah.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
6 The timbers beneath are of a peculiar strength, fitted to sustain the weight of an almost solid mass of brick and mortar, some ten feet by eight square, and five in height.
7 It was evident that the unexpected blow had struck deep into his heart, though he struggled to sustain his misfortune with the port of a man.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 17
8 Presuming on his disguise, and his ability to sustain the character he had assumed, he took the most plain and direct route to the place.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26
9 So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for whatever loss of comforts I should sustain by the exchange.
10 Prior to his conversion, he relied upon his own depravity to shield and sustain him in his savage barbarity; but after his conversion, he found religious sanction and support for his slaveholding cruelty.
11 We can't have perfection; and if I keep him, I must sustain his administration as a whole, even if there are, now and then, things that are exceptionable.
12 I could hardly sustain the multitude of feelings that crowded into my mind.
13 But now, with this unattended walk from her prison door, began the daily custom; and she must either sustain and carry it forward by the ordinary resources of her nature, or sink beneath it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
14 A miserable foreboding that she would yield to, and sustain herself by, the same feeling in reference to any sacrifice for his sake, had oppressed me ever since.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
15 If the individuals in the Money Market oblige Mr. Micawber to sustain a great sacrifice, that is between themselves and their consciences.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET