prolong, sustain, keep_up
Meaning: lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
suffer, sustain, have, get
Meaning: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
nourish, nurture, sustain
Meaning: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
sustain, keep, maintain
Meaning: supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
hold, support, sustain, hold_up
Meaning: be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
Meaning: admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
"Air to breathe and food to sustain are presupposed.
Like a dew-drop, ill-fitted to sustain unkindly shocks
Referring to an application that had been made to him from Baltimore, I wrote: "Sustain Baltimore if practicable.
"One should only eat to sustain life," replied the Shaggy Man, "and that tablet is equal to a peck of other food."
It involved the use of capital to pay for their passage, to sustain them on the voyage, and to start them on the way of production.
Some of these worlds sustain a low order of human creatures, while on others there are races that have reached a high degree in the scale of advancement.
Perhaps fire, like the higher animal and vegetable life it helps to sustain, has its greatest tendency towards death, when the night is dying and the day is not yet born.
Instances are recorded of dogs having been drowned by otters, which they had seized under water, for they can sustain the want of respiration for a much longer time than the dog.
The count, finding himself unable to sustain the attack, offered them to the Florentines, who declined them; but the pope having returned to Florence, they interceded with him in the count's behalf.
"He is and he is not," replied Athos; "that is to say, he is dismissed by one-half of France, but by intrigues and promises he makes the other half sustain him; you will perceive that this may last a long time."