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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-SUSTAINING

Now Belgium is not, as America is, self-sustaining as to food.

Self-sustaining cyclic reaction, like the Bethe solar-phoenix.

It was not only vast in extent, but permanent and self-sustaining in character.

You know why I wish to make her independent and self-sustaining.

Consolidated and mobilized the Empire is self-sustaining and invincible.

It lacks too much: it is not self-existent, and self-sustaining.

A flame is not an organism because it is not self-sustaining.

To be self-respecting, he must endeavor to be self-sustaining.

The immense dome-roof is a lattice-work construction and is self-sustaining.

And indeed his words and their import are most rational and self-sustaining.

WORD ORIGIN

1806, from self- + present participle of sustain (v.).

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