Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of maintain.

Etymologies

maintain + -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Elizabeth, who maintaineth around her a sort of counsellors skilful in tracking whatever schemes may be pursued for bringing her title into challenge, or for erecting again the discipline of the Catholic Church, has obtained certain knowledge of the trains which we had laid before we could give fire unto them.

    The Monastery

  • Hear, what holy Church maintaineth,That the bread its substance changethInto Flesh, the wine to Blood.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Whoso cloth thus and obeyeth the commandment of his Lord, his desire attaineth and the orders of his God maintaineth; so Providence preserveth him from the perils of the present world and maketh ample his recompense in the future world; for indeed He neglecteth not the reward of the righteous.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Daneus in his tract de Sortiariis subscribes to this of Taurellus; Erastus de lamiis, maintaineth as much, and so do most divines, out of their excellent knowledge and long experience they can commit

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Which the other man contrarying, maintaineth that he solde the Chest to the two Lombard usurers, as himselfe is able to affirme, because he found it in the house, when he (being present at the apprehension of Ruggiero) sawe it there in the same house.

    The Decameron

  • For when there is any dissension between two parties, and every of them maintaineth his cause, and saith that his cause is rightful, and that other saith the contrary, then both parties write their causes in two bills and put them in the hand of Saint Thomas.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Good Hope, maintaineth itself by circular motion, which is all one in Nature with motus ab oriente in occidentem.

    The North-West Passage

  • “He maintaineth right, and sitteth in his throne judging right.”

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • Of the apology shaped for the clearing of the doctrine he maintaineth from a participation with them in their unworthiness, there are three parts; in the first whereof he denieth that “this doctrine did any way induce them to the looseness that was found upon them,” in the other two he giveth as many reasons of their receiving of it and cleaving to it.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Every one that hath zeal for the law, and maintaineth the testament, let him follow me.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Old Testament — Part 2

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