from The Century Dictionary.
- Sustaining; maintaining; affording nourishment or subsistence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate.
- adjective (Physiol.) those functions of the body which affect its material composition and thus determine its mass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Adapted to
sustain, strengthen, or corroborate.
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There ` s no reason for somebody who has something sustentative to talk about to go talk to Hannity or go talk to Bill O ` Reilly or FOX and friends or really any of they ` re a very obvious propaganda --
There is no sustentative polling data at the time of this writing that suggests otherwise.
Am I the only one who finds the bloggers writing more sustentative “articles” than the NYT journalists over the last 2 or 3 days?
When the non-sustentative forms of lethal selection are considered, it is seen very clearly that man is not exempt from the workings of this law.
They are the victims of lethal natural selection, nearly always of the non-sustentative type.
The sustentative factor has acquired particular prominence in the human species, since Malthus wrote his essay on population -- that essay which both Darwin and Wallace confess was the starting point of their discovery of natural selection.
Non-sustentative lethal selection in man is operating chiefly through zymotic diseases and the bad hygiene of the mentally inferior.
These causes may be conveniently divided as in the above diagram, into sustentative and non-sustentative.
For this reason alone the non-sustentative form of selection might be expected to be the predominant kind.
But it must not be supposed that lethal, non-sustentative selection works only through forms of infant mortality.