She kept up a running accompaniment of small talk to the music.
The English and the French kept up a conversation with these sugar-plums.
He kept up this accelerated pace to the door of his private room.
She had kept up a correspondence with her father during his life.
Though ill and poor at this period, he kept up his self-confidence.
The thunder was not loud, but it kept up a continuous muttering and rumbling.
He kept up the habit which he had learned from a sailor friend.
No doubt there's a certain form to be kept up that it's for something else, but it's only a form.
Although Buel kept up his end of the conversation with Brant, his mind was not on it.
The old establishment, the old ways, have been kept up—nothing more.