SUSTENANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUSTENANCE
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 n.  act of sustaining; something, especially food, that sustains life or health
Classic Sentence:
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
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 Swift
Context  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
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 Cooper
Context  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.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
6  The boughs yield a miserable sustenance, berries and stony sloes, and plants torn up by the root feed me.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
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 Doyle
Example Sentence:
1  I should not have to rely on sustenance to the touch than the future.
2  Without sustenance, the animals will soon die.
3  In the tropics, the natives find sustenance easy to obtain, due to all the fruit trees.