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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sustenance

sustenance can be used as a noun

1.Love, that is pulse of all, the sustenance and the pang. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.The impalpable sustenance of me from all things at all hours of the day. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.For a long time, now, the circus-running sun has raced within his fiery ring, and needs no sustenance but what's in himself. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.He had an aversion to yielding so completely to his feelings, choosing rather to absent himself and eating once in twenty-four hours seemed sufficient sustenance for him. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.He also testifies his gratitude to Phemius, who had given him both sustenance and instruction.. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
7.I had first, however, provided for my sustenance for that day by a loaf of coarse bread, which I purloined, and a cup with which I could drink more conveniently than from my hand of the pure water which flowed by my retreat. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
8.Beaufort had saved but a very small sum of money from the wreck of his fortunes, but it was sufficient to provide him with sustenance for some months, and in the meantime he hoped to procure some respectable employment in a merchant's house. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
9.Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim for he was a very great man. - from The King James Bible

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