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maintain (oneself or someone) in (something)

To allow oneself or someone to live a particular lifestyle. Unfortunately, we don't have enough money to maintain ourselves in this lavish manse anymore.
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maintain (something) at (something)

To keep something at a particular setting or level. I try to maintain my savings at $1,000, at least, in case of emergencies.
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maintain someone in something

to keep or provide for someone in a certain style or condition. I insist that you maintain me in the style to which I have become accustomed. He had hoped to maintain himself in comfort.
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maintain something at something

to keep something at a certain level, setting, degree, amount, etc. You must maintain the temperature at 30 degrees Celsius. We have to maintain the temperature at a very high level.
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The proposal includes the specific energy conservation measures (ECMs) proposed, financial schedules detailing how the ECMs will be paid from energy cost savings and for how long, how the energy savings will be audited to prove performance (this is the measurement and verification (M&V) process), and what operations and maintenance services the ESCO will provide to maintain the ECMs over the life of the contract.
Investor lists: AJCA Section 817 requires that for each reportable transaction, a material advisor must maintain a list that (1) identifies each person to whom the advisor acted as a material advisor and (2) contains other information as required by Treasury.
Expert searchers from the Library's Reference and Customer Service Section create "prepackaged" searches tailored for consumers and review them twice a year to maintain quality.
Failure to properly maintain a bottled-water system can yield greater contamination than a municipally plumbed dental unit.
In the succeeding chapters, Maintain discusses briefly the most outstanding historical cases in which the Personnel of the Church, either through blindness or blatant arrogance, and disregarding the assistance of the Holy Spirit, did and said things for which the Person of the Church of Christ now has to blush: the Crusades, the treatment of the Jews, the Inquisition, the trial of Galileo and the burning of Joan of Arc.
We wanted to let existing owners know that plant material existing is acceptable and we are asking them to maintain it,'' Ledford said.
demands of the market that surplus lines carriers maintain a higher level of capital, due to their lack of guaranty fund protection in virtually all states;
Lotions, primarily made of water, are not occlusive and therefore must be applied more frequently to maintain hydration.
02 of the procedure should be revised to clarify that penalties will not be imposed (not simply "may not" be imposed) where the taxpayer maintains its original books and records.
Each of the municipal departments has a mutual aid agreement with the sheriff's office, which maintains an extremely well-trained SWAT unit.
Often, tenants who represent themselves have an even easier time succeeding in housing court because the system generally maintains different standards for the tenant, i.
The company maintains a consistent investment performance with limited volatility over the past five years.
The FBAR form need not be filed by officers or employees of certain banks with signature or other authority over foreign financial accounts the bank maintains, if the officer or employee has no personal financial interest in such account; or by officers or employees of domestic corporations whose equity securities are listed on a national exchange or which have assets exceeding $10 million and 500 or more shareholders of record, if the officer or employee has no personal financial interest in the account, and has been advised in writing by the corporation's chief financial officer that the corporation has filed a current report that includes such account.
6038A-3(a)(2) provides that a reporting corporation will be deemed to satisfy section 6038A's record maintenance requirements if it maintains six categories of records specified in Prop.
Despite a considerable statutory surplus decline in 2005 due to lower net income as a result of catastrophe losses, more than offset by larger dividend payments to its parent, Allstate maintains favorable risk-adjusted capitalization.