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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; Admit as valid; Supply with necessities and support; Provide with nourishment; Be the physical support of; Lengthen or extend in duration or space.

Usage examples (35)
  • Scott was thrown out, sustaining slight injuries to the ankle.
  • Good starts are great, but being able to sustain is important.
  • The "mark of difference" that the lyrical ballads sustain is "that each of them has a worthy purpose."
  • West Coast liberals need to admit that their ideas are too expensive to sustain, which is why California is bankrupt. for more
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