Living in different cities and maintaining a mostly intellectual relationship has allowed the two to stay friends.
But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.
maintaining the proper 'blood' hierarchy is a matter of team discipline.
In an age when maintaining an online presence is inescapable, Facebook has emerged as the go-to tool for savvy career cupids.
But what they are really doing is maintaining the status quo.
I consider that this is a certain and, perhaps, the only possible way of maintaining the peace of Europe.
Stuart interrupted, maintaining his self-control with an effort.
I doubt whether Branwell was maintaining himself at this time.
Why had it centered its political energies in maintaining and extending it?
There is no difficulty in maintaining discipline, and attempts at escape occur very seldom.
mid-13c., "to practice habitually," from Anglo-French meintenir (Old French maintenir, 12c.) "keep (a wife), sustain; persevere in, practice continually," from Latin manu tenere "hold in the hand," from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "to carry on, keep up" is from mid-14c.; that of "to keep oneself, to support" is from late 14c. Sense of "to defend in speech" is from mid-14c. Related: Maintained; maintaining; maintains.
To stay under control; to keep one's composure: While he gives this silly speech, I need to maintain