1 He had an aversion to yielding so completely to his feelings, choosing rather to absent himself; and eating once in twenty-four hours seemed sufficient sustenance for him.
2 However, it was necessary to mention this matter, lest the world should think it impossible that I could find sustenance for three years in such a country, and among such inhabitants.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
3 For a long time, now, the circus-running sun has raced within his fiery ring, and needs no sustenance but what's in himself.
4 Without any aid from the science of cookery, he was immediately employed, in common with his fellows, in gorging himself with this digestible sustenance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 11
5 They left their sweet lives or dragged themselves on in misery; Sirius scorched the fields into barrenness; the herbage grew dry, and the sickly harvest denied sustenance.
6 The boughs yield a miserable sustenance, berries and stony sloes, and plants torn up by the root feed me.
7 The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN