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adjective as in continuing

adjective as in rich

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Example Sentences

It looks coral in a way, like a living, breathing self-sustaining organism that belongs at the bottom of the ocean.

From Eater

Even those who favored a stimulus questioned whether the national budget could sustain such a generous and ongoing obligation to veterans.

The Terps sustained that progress a week later in their stunning win at Penn State, and now their ability will be tested in a difficult matchup Saturday against No.

We’re clear-eyed at how hard this is going to be to sustain through the fall and the winter.

That makes America a precious example to the world that electoral democracy can be self-sustaining — that it isn’t just a blip in the long journey of humankind’s evolution.

From Ozy

Where the force generating those threats is a widespread, self-sustaining, and virulent social movement?

In fact, he said, it should give her caregivers all the more reason to consider withdrawal of life-sustaining fluids.

We meet a worker named Joan, who tries to escape but is dragged back in after sustaining a gory walker bite on her arm.

Namely, he tried to fall on his sword without losing blood, sustaining a wound or suffering any pain.

They have a novelistic drive to them in which all of that research is integrated in a powerful and sustaining way.

She habitually ate chocolates for their sustaining quality; they contained much nutriment in small compass, she said.

As sustaining the character of enemies unto him, they are represented to have said unto God, "Depart from us."

Yes, there was another sustaining possibility, and of a more poetic nature.

No man on earth is truly interested in sustaining error; sooner or later it is compelled to surrender to truth.

They were very polite and kind to her, sustaining a conversation devised and elaborated for her diversion.


On this page you'll find 486 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sustaining, such as: comestible, dietary, digestible, nourishing, nutrient, and nutritional.

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