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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sustain

sustain can be used as a verb

1.This my attempt, I would sustain alon. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.My labour will sustain me and least Col. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.Oh, Providence sustain me a little longe. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.Our doom which if we can sustain and bear. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
5.This did not long sustain his drooping spirit. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
6.But one cannot sustain an indifferent air concerning Fedallah. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.I stand unable to sustain the spear. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
8.I could hardly sustain the multitude of feelings that crowded into my mind. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
9.To do them good I would sustain some harm. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.To be sustaind and fed of Element. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.Who have sustaind one day in doubtful fight. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
12.The mournful mother next sustains her par. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
13.While Nestor's son sustains a manlier part. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
14.Noirtier the unwelcome meal that sustains his pitiful existence. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
15.The building in which I found myself contained the machinery which produces that artificial atmosphere which sustains life on Mars. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
16.The Greeks give way, till Ajax rallies them Aeneas sustains the Trojans. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
17.This body of soldiery--which still sustains a corporate existence, and marches down from past ages with an ancient and honourable fame--was composed of no mercenary materials. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
18.As the unsetting polar star, which through the livelong, arctic, six months' night sustains its piercing, steady, central gaze so Ahab's purpose now fixedly gleamed down upon the constant midnight of the gloomy crew. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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