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sustainable
 a.  capable of being maintained (without damage to the environment)
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  Some were sad and silent, others gay and contemptuous of hardships, but the thought that it was all over and they were going home was the one thing that sustained them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
2  The three mates quailed before his strong, sustained, and mystic aspect.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
3  Subject to this, and other the like interruptions now and then, a conversation was sustained between the two parties; but at intervals not without still another interruption of a very different sort.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
4  The physical need for sleep began to overtake her; the exuberance which had sustained and exalted her spirit left her helpless and yielding to the conditions which crowded her in.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XI
5  Just then, a warrior of powerful frame, darkened the door, and stalking silently among the attentive group, he seated himself on one end of the low pile of brush which sustained Duncan.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
6  How long the nerves of Heyward would have sustained him in this extraordinary situation, it might be difficult to decide, for, happily, he soon found relief.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
7  The appalling defeat I then sustained returned to torment me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
8  Topsy was cited, and had up before all the domestic judicatories, time and again; but always sustained her examinations with most edifying innocence and gravity of appearance.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  He sustained a first rate character, both for intelligence and principle.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
10  With indomitable patience and perseverance, Jefferson Hope possessed also a power of sustained vindictiveness, which he may have learned from the Indians amongst whom he had lived.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
11  He had large boots lined with fur, and a belt around his waist, which sustained a small knife, together with a case for writing materials, but no weapon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  He chose a new and a tough spear, lest the wood of the former might have been strained in the previous encounters he had sustained.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
13  Yet, even at this disadvantage, the Templar sustained his high reputation; and had not the girths of his saddle burst, he might not have been unhorsed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  Hitherto, Rowena had sustained her part in this trying scene with undismayed courage, but it was because she had not considered the danger as serious and imminent.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
15  The whizzing of shafts and of missiles, on both sides, was only interrupted by the shouts which arose when either side inflicted or sustained some notable loss.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  The love and support of his family sustained him during his time in prison.
17  He was sustained by the unflagging support of his family.
18  Four police officers sustained serious injuries in the explosion.
19  At least one-third of all women over ninety have sustained a hip fracture.
20  He sustained injuries to his arms, legs and several internal organs.
21  Now the cheers and applause mingled in a single sustained roar.
22  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.
23  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.
24  President Bush said the attacks will be sustained, comprehensive and relentless.
25  I only had a little chocolate to sustain me on my walk.
26  These four posts sustain the entire building.
27  The economy looks set to sustain its growth into next year.
28  She found it difficult to sustain the children's interest.
29  The soil was so badly eroded it could no longer sustain crop production.
30  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?