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This was an advance by leaps and bounds which has not since been maintained.

The duties were to be reduced and the system improved, but the principle was to be maintained.

Nevertheless, indomitable in her purpose, she maintained the struggle.

But the Sikhs maintained a remorseful silence and declined it.

Winnie maintained that he was much less “absent-minded” now.

Liberal institutions cannot be maintained without a party of Opposition.

Outwardly he maintained consistently a pose of impassive gullibility.

However, it had at last been understood that silence could be maintained no longer.

It can only be maintained by the rigid continuance of the selection.

He maintained order, and put a term to the aggressions of the Indians.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "to practice habitually," from Anglo-French meintenir (Old French maintenir, 12c.) "keep (a wife), sustain; persevere in, practice continually," from Latin manu tenere "hold in the hand," from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "to carry on, keep up" is from mid-14c.; that of "to keep oneself, to support" is from late 14c. Sense of "to defend in speech" is from mid-14c. Related: Maintained; maintaining; maintains.

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