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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.

Usage examples (37)
  • Today . . . we know that all living beings who strive to maintain life and who long to be spared pain - all living beings on earth - are our neighbors.
  • Proponents of the term maintain that it must be realistically acknowledged that those who have power and benefits from racial privilege in a racist society is primarily...
  • What I maintain is that this is no time for a change.
  • I hope NASA can maintain is current structure for the time being. for more
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