SUSTAIN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of sustain
Definition:
v. admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space
v. keep in existence; maintain; supply with necessities or nourishment; provide for
Example:
How can a country like Spain sustain the millions of migrants who were losing their jobs in 2009 and provide them with the same welfare state Spaniards can access in times of economic crisis?
Universities are connected to the societies that sustain them; but these connections are relationships that require cultivation, not by the university public relations office but by academics themselves.
Sentence in Classic:
I thought it my duty to hint at the discomfort my aunt would sustain, from living in a continual state of guerilla warfare with Mrs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
It was difficult to define her beyond saying that she seemed to exist only as a hostess, not so much from any exaggerated instinct of hospitality as because she could not sustain life except in a crowd.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I am about to proceed on a long and difficult voyage, the emergencies of which will demand all my fortitude: I am required not only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own, when theirs are failing.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
That a proper quantity of this powder rammed into a hollow tube of brass or iron, according to its bigness, would drive a ball of iron or lead, with such violence and speed, as nothing was able to sustain its force.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
There was some murmuring among the damsels of Norman descent, who were as much unused to see the preference given to a Saxon beauty, as the Norman nobles were to sustain defeat in the games of chivalry which they themselves had introduced.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
She was the weaker then, and Beth tried to comfort and sustain her, with her arms about her and the soothing words she whispered in her ear.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
This was the young man whom his mother and sister called to their aid to sustain them under the serious trial which they felt they would soon have to endure.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Duncan now ventured to look at his companions; for, during the most critical moments of their danger, he had been apprehensive that the anxiety of his countenance might communicate some additional alarm to those who were so little able to sustain it.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context