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sus·tain

 (sə-stān′)
tr.v. sus·tained, sus·tain·ing, sus·tains
1.
a. To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong: sustain an effort.
b. To keep up (a joke or assumed role, for example) competently.
2.
a. To supply with necessities or nourishment; provide for: the income needed to sustain a family.
b. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage: We were sustained by her unflagging optimism.
3. To support from below; keep from falling or sinking; prop: The beams sustain the weight of the roof.
4.
a. To bear up under; withstand: can't sustain the blistering heat.
b. To experience or suffer: sustained minor injuries.
5. To affirm the validity of: The judge has sustained the prosecutor's objection.
n.
A capacity of a musical instrument to continue the resounding of a note or tone.

[Middle English sustenen, from Old French sustenir, from Latin sustinēre : sub-, from below; see sub- + tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

sus·tain′er n.
sus·tain′ment n.
Translations

sustaining

[səsˈteɪnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [food] → nutritivo
B. CPD sustaining pedal Npedal m de apoyo, pedal m derecho

sustaining

adj foodnahrhaft, kräftig

sustaining

[səsˈteɪnɪŋ] adj (food) → nutriente
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I would specially refer such as doubt the sustaining influence of ancestral faith upon character and will to the eleventh and nineteenth chapters, in which are contained the opening and consummation of the Tellurionical Records extending over nine years.
Incapable of sustaining the prolonged effort of standing, she drew back a little and took a chair.
Speed--that's what's needed, and so are the large sustaining surfaces for getting started and for altitude.
But this time he quickly shook out a portion of his reefed sustaining surface and slowed down in time.
I had had no purpose, no sustaining soul within me, anywhere.
That I suffered much in these contentions, that they filled me with unhappiness and remorse, and yet that I had a sustaining sense that it was required of me, in right and honour, to keep away from myself, with shame, the thought of turning to the dear girl in the withering of my hopes, from whom I had frivolously turned when they were bright and fresh - which consideration was at the root of every thought I had concerning her - is all equally true.
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A key finding and recommendation of the GAO was to "develop detailed plans for completing and sustaining the Afghan army and police forces, including clearly defined objectives and performance measures; milestones; funding requirements; and a strategy for sustaining the results achieved" Although a baseline did not exist when the GAO performed their audit, one was established that documents the elements cited by the GAO, and it is incorporated into joint planning groups as we explore options to adjust to the changing situation.
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