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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of maintaining life by food or providing a means of living; A source of materials to nourish the body; The financial means whereby one lives.

Usage examples (35)
  • The land can supply everything we need for our sustenance.
  • They were in want of sustenance
  • Obama, however, seems to have drawn a kind of sustenance from the dinner.
  • The prospect of cannibalism as a means of sustenance is always disturbing. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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