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To make a living for the benefit of others
“We still have enough food in the pantry to sustain us for a few days.”
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To establish a fact to be true
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“Kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates are required to obey, honor, and sustain the law.”
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To maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“I was not able to sustain my pure banana diet as it was too extreme.”
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To endure a challenging or traumatic experience
“I'm not sure if I can sustain the stress from my job for much longer.”
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To experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
“He would sustain a rolled ankle after stepping on his opponent's foot while playing basketball.”
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To bear or support without breaking or failing
“The elevator can only sustain a maximum of ten individuals.”
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To strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Thoughts and memories of his family would sustain him during those tough years abroad.”
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