Usage examples for sustained

  1. His faith in his luck sustained him. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  2. One of the guests, whom he had invited to meet us, understood English; and the conversation was sustained in that language, and in Spanish. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  3. " Hang it, that's a bad start," he laughed when he found the machine had sustained no injury, but it took him a good five minutes to get it up again, and after that he was more careful. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  4. The appearance was that of strain, of nerves stretched in some purpose long sustained. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  5. Variety takes the place of sustained attention. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
  6. 8. What losses had North Carolina sustained in this campaign. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  7. But his power is ill- sustained, as the following extract will show:- Margaret. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  8. The defences of the town were sorely tried in the Civil War, when for three weeks it sustained the attacks of the rebels. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  9. It was the prize for the best sustained character, which the host had offered his guests in a frivolous mood. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  10. In theory it was supposed to be capable of being sustained in the air by virtue of the speed mechanically imparted to it, and of the angle at which its advancing under surface would meet the air. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  11. When I doubted every human being, then I thought of you, and was comforted and sustained." – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. How am I to be sustained through this dreary journey of life? – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  13. She faced him as she had faced him in the old days with a courage that sustained itself. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. On the birth of her youngest child, the Lady Marian, the Countess of Pendennyss sustained a shock in her health from which she never wholly recovered: she became nervous, and lost most of her energy both of mind and body. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. I should have sunk upon the floor, had he not stepped to me and sustained me in his arms. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  16. What hope had sustained him, what memory of Joan, what purpose of tenderness toward her- these hopes and memories and purposes now choked and twisted him. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  17. Her son sustained her, and assisted her to sit down. – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  18. The bad character of slavery becomes yet more apparent, if we consider the manner in which it has chiefly originated and been sustained. – Three Prize Essays on American Slavery by R. B. Thurston A.C. Baldwin Timothy Williston