Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Kept up or maintained uniformly, as at one pitch or level, especially a high pitch, or at the same degree, especially a high degree.
- In heraldry, same as supported: see also surmounted.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sustain.
- adj. held continuously at a certain level
- adj. music held at a certain pitch
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Held up to a certain pitch, degree, or level; uniform.
- adj. maintained at length without interruption or weakening
- adj. (of an electric arc) continuous
“The name sustained an irreverent homage to the monarchy, armored with irony after his flight from fascist Europe.”
“Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said the Gulf force is needed to counter what he called a sustained campaign'' by Iran in Bahrain.”
“So, it's what they call a sustained decline in economic growth.”
“PAUL GULLY, WHO: Well, what we're trying to identify, if it has occurred, is what we call sustained human-to-human transmission, i.e., one human giving it to another and giving it to another, and so on and so forth, because that would indicate that we have the potential for a pandemic.”
“PAUL GULLY, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: What we're trying to identify, if it has occurred is what we call sustained human to human transmission.”
“UYEKI: The viruses just do not have this ability to go from a person to another person to another person, what we call sustained person to person transmission.”
“UYEKI: So right now, it's a rare disease, but we're very, very concerned about what could happen in the future if this virus does acquire the ability to really go from person to person to person in what we call a sustained manner.”
“Also today, the Pentagon said the Army is gearing up for what it called sustained ground combat operations.”
“This is, of course, all intended to achieve what the United States says is its goal, which is to clear the way for what it calls sustained anti-terrorist operations combined with humanitarian relief for the Afghan people.”
“Sam Sheppard says evidence indicates all three cubs likely participated in what he called a sustained attack.”
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