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  • Man-tenance: Today the Joan Lundens, tomorrow any women who earn good wages.

    Sauce For The Goose

  • When they support husbands they're equally liable for man-tenance.

    Sauce For The Goose

  • Miss Grandison cannot know, the countess cannot know, any-thing of the dreadful affair, that has given to my coun-tenance, and I am sure will continue on it, an appearance, that, did I not always dress when I arose for the morning, would make me regardless of that Miss Grandison hints at.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • One time or other (archly continued she the whis-per, holding up her spread hand, and with a coun — tenance of admiration) my Lord G. is to shew us his collection of butterflies, and other gaudy insects:

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • It was answered by us all, in all possible humbleness, but yet with a coun tenance taking knowledge, that we knew that he spake it but merrily.

    The New Atlantis

  • In the old days, the bridge had been free for the use of the traveler, but as traffic increased over the bridge, so did the main - tenance and the upkeep of the span.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • They came to a wide lane-what had once undoubtedly been a main-tenance road-that split the oilpatch in two.

    Wizard and Glass

  • And we also believe that the public sector too has a strategic role to play in the main - tenance of a stable macro-economic environment and in the develop - ment of both social and economic infrastructure that is necessary to the objective of meeting the basic needs of the masses.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Willingness to contribute own efforts (building, main tenance, etc.)

    9. Social acceptance and dissemination

  • Hulk Sheen took Stile to a private chamber deep in the main - tenance section of the dome they lived in.

    Blue Adept

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