keep from falling or sinking; keep up; maintain
decide that (a claim, etc.) is valid; uphold
"We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"
"prolong the treatment of the patient"
"keep up the good work"
"She suffered a fracture in the accident"
"He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"
"She got a bruise on her leg"
"He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
"We sustained ourselves on bread and water"
"This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
"She alone sustained her family"
"The money will sustain our good cause"
"There's little to earn and many to keep"
"The beam holds up the roof"
"He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"
"What's holding that mirror?"
"The court sustained the motion"
"his story confirmed my doubts"
"The evidence supports the defendant"
The excitement which had sustained him..had begun to ebb.
出自： P. G. Wodehouse
There was something to sustain me over the next four weeks.
出自： J. Braine