Origin of self-sustaining
Related formsself-sus·tained, adjectiveself-sus·tain·ing·ly, adverbself-sus·tain·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for self-sustaining
Where the force generating those threats is a widespread, self-sustaining, and virulent social movement?Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The program is operated out of a self-sustaining salon run by former sex slave Neang Hok with the help of other survivors.
Yemen has 15 aquifers, and only two today are self-sustaining; all the others are being steadily depleted.
The goal is to create a self-sustaining program that is implemented by the vendors themselves.Finding Leaders on the Factory Floor: Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. Program|A Daily Beast Sponsor|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A friend of the blog on why Romney's momentum appears to be self-sustaining.
The post-office department is not a self-sustaining one, nor will it be until there is a reconstruction of the whole system.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
The Insular Government is now self-sustaining, except as to military affairs.The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912|James H. Blount
When the building has been paid for, the institution may be self-sustaining, or even yield a profit.Smoking and Drinking|James Parton
Has the young lady been so educated as to be self-sustaining if necessary?Plain Facts for Old and Young|John Harvey Kellogg
They are all intended to make efficient, self-sustaining citizens who do not feel the pull of the law or the bond of outside care.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment|Ellen H. Richards