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Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.

He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.

“I´m now writing to you from goat heaven,” he lamented on the blog he maintains.

He maintains a list of people with ID whom he believes were unjustly convicted after false confessions.

Yet the company maintains it is "still operating" in the country, reports the BBC.

The animal maintains a fairly upright posture, but walks with a waddling motion, its body rocking from side to side.

Eighteen months afterwards, she still maintains, "Without me, you would never get up!"

The marquis maintains 1,500 troops to protect his vassals and property from the savages.

It maintains armies and navies for his defence and security, and no other government is allowed to maintain them.

Law was established to maintain justice between man and man; and this Act clearly maintains injustice.

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On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maintains, such as: preserve, control, protect, finance, uphold, and provide.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.