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The animal maintains a fairly upright posture, but walks with a waddling motion, its body rocking from side to side.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
Eighteen months afterwards, she still maintains, "Without me, you would never get up!"
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
The marquis maintains 1,500 troops to protect his vassals and property from the savages.
THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, VOLUME II (OF 3)ELLIOTT COUES
It maintains armies and navies for his defence and security, and no other government is allowed to maintain them.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
Law was established to maintain justice between man and man; and this Act clearly maintains injustice.
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
He maintains that our knowledge of ourselves is no different in kind from our knowledge of other people.
THE ANALYSIS OF MINDBERTRAND RUSSELL
He maintains that thoughts consist for the most part of known rules (p. 342).
THE ANALYSIS OF MINDBERTRAND RUSSELL
Thinking, he maintains, does not need language or sensuous presentations.
THE ANALYSIS OF MINDBERTRAND RUSSELL
God only, and not wealth, maintains the world; riches merely make people proud and lazy.
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Freud39 maintains that voluntary retention of the fæces is utilised for this purpose, but this appears to me very doubtful.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL

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non sequiturnoun | [non -sek-wi-ter, -toor]SEE DEFINITION