SUSTAIN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUSTAIN
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sustain
 v.  admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  But until this very day, two hopes had been left to sustain her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
2  Suellen has her shame to sustain her and Carreen her God.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
3  Happily for both, there was little physical strength to sustain his frenzy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
5  But one cannot sustain an indifferent air concerning Fedallah.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
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 Cooper
Get Context   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 Cooper
Get Context   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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
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.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
12  I could hardly sustain the multitude of feelings that crowded into my mind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
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 Hawthorne
Get Context   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 Dickens
Get Context   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 Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  Now the cheers and applause mingled in a single sustained roar.
17  In his apology, Mr. Williams said that he had been on a different helicopter, behind the one that had sustained fire, and that he had inadvertently “conflated” the two.
18  The documents also chronicle GCHQ's sustained struggle to keep the large store of sexually explicit imagery collected by Optic Nerve away from the eyes of its staff.
19  President Bush said the attacks will be sustained, comprehensive and relentless.
20  Besides eating the treats, the observant place mochi on temple altars to pay respect to the food that sustains us.
21  Water, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity, require the world's scientific community to come up with the means to achieve sustainable development.
22  This tempo is not sustainable - and you have failed to grow the ground forces to meet national security needs.
23  The first and main rationale is the urgent need to address key sustainable development challenges of the 21st century.
24  Henry Paulson told an audience that reforming the financial and banking system would be the only way to ensure that China's economic miracle is sustainable over the long term.
25  These exercises are designed to help communities reorient their existing educational systems to address the concepts of sustainable development.
26  He said the lack of sustainable food production was contributing to severe shortages which threatened more than thirty million Africans with starvation.
27  Economic viability, including the environmental and social benefits deriving from forests, is a pre-requisite for wider adoption of sustainable forest management practices, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today.
28  Development must be integrated and sustainable, that is to say utilise our resources to satisfy present needs without compromising the needs of future generations.
29  Investors are ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits.
30  The seafood came from sustainable sources in New England and Alaska, and the veggies were grown in the student-run permaculture garden and on local farms.