verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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It looks coral in a way, like a living, breathing self-sustaining organism that belongs at the bottom of the ocean.
Even those who favored a stimulus questioned whether the national budget could sustain such a generous and ongoing obligation to veterans.Veterans Day is a time to consider how to reward front-line covid-19 workers|James Grossman, Laura McEnaney|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The Terps sustained that progress a week later in their stunning win at Penn State, and now their ability will be tested in a difficult matchup Saturday against No.Taulia Tagovailoa responded after a rough opener and now Maryland’s offense is rolling|Emily Giambalvo|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
We’re clear-eyed at how hard this is going to be to sustain through the fall and the winter.New York’s block-by-block lockdowns are curbing covid-19. But residents aren’t pleased.|Ben Guarino|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
That makes America a precious example to the world that electoral democracy can be self-sustaining — that it isn’t just a blip in the long journey of humankind’s evolution.
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
In fact, he said, it should give her caregivers all the more reason to consider withdrawal of life-sustaining fluids.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We meet a worker named Joan, who tries to escape but is dragged back in after sustaining a gory walker bite on her arm.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Namely, he tried to fall on his sword without losing blood, sustaining a wound or suffering any pain.Roger Goodell’s TV Disaster Shows What’s Wrong With The NFL|Lloyd Grove|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have a novelistic drive to them in which all of that research is integrated in a powerful and sustaining way.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She habitually ate chocolates for their sustaining quality; they contained much nutriment in small compass, she said.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
As sustaining the character of enemies unto him, they are represented to have said unto God, "Depart from us."The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Yes, there was another sustaining possibility, and of a more poetic nature.Overland|John William De Forest
No man on earth is truly interested in sustaining error; sooner or later it is compelled to surrender to truth.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
They were very polite and kind to her, sustaining a conversation devised and elaborated for her diversion.The Creators|May Sinclair