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Each of the everybody’s-making-it dishes that popped up this year spoke to our hungers — for sustenance, maybe, for comfort, for inspiration, or just for novelty.

I grew up learning to cook what’s on hand, and now it’s my pandemic superpowerAccording to its website, Meals on Wheels Atlanta served 519,000 meals in 2019, providing not only nutrition and sustenance but also human interaction and companionship.

Food operators know some customers visit them as much for service as for sustenance.

The body, he explains, devours itself in the hunt for sustenance, depleting energy levels and producing side effects like anemia, fluid build-up, and chronic diarrhea.

The moment we take sustenance from it, we enfold it and its inhabitants into our bodies.

The formula used to determine “absolute poverty” is defined as an income that allows for a basic level of sustenance.

We have come to depend on our technology for emotional sustenance.

Well, no, actually you are feeding your kids properly by giving them healthy, nutritious food, and emotional sustenance, too.

But literary fame never translated into economic success, or even much beyond sustenance.

During particularly harsh beginnings upon landing in the New World, desperate colonists resorted to human flesh for sustenance.

But like the bee, while impelled by an instinct that makes it search for sugar, it sucks in therewith its solid sustenance.

She thus derived from him a rather large part of the sustenance which she believed she owed only to her own efforts.

Indeed, the whole osseous structure of those animals proves that they were formed to uprend the trees that gave them sustenance.

I sent a waiter for café-au-lait and a brioche and lectured her on the folly of going without proper sustenance.

Decaying nature could no longer be recruited by ordinary sources of strength and sustenance.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sustenance, such as: livelihood, nourishment, nutrition, subsistence, aid, and aliment.

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