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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 issues presented here are not intended to argue against implementation of ESPC, but rather to provide the framework that has worked for KAFB to manage and maintain its ESPC program.
A Topic Manager from the Reference and Customer Services Section maintains the schedule of topic reviews and identifies high-profile topics for quick review on an as-needed basis.
In the summer following the publication of On the Church of Christ, Maintain presented for discussion by this group a paper on the priesthood which was published in the Revue Thomiste (nos.
To take off smoothly and maintain rhythm and balance, the athlete must place more emphasis on lifting the lead leg with a slightly bent knee (Photos 1-2) than on "pushing off the ground.
We wanted to let existing owners know that plant material existing is acceptable and we are asking them to maintain it,'' Ledford said.
At the file system level, the first server to mount a VERITAS Cluster File System is the primary server for that file system and maintains its intent log.
The higher growth rate is principally due to the fact that the composite maintains a greater percentage of assets that are invested in fixed-income securities than that of the property/casualty industry.
In order to work toward a vision of sustainable ecosystems and communities, we believe it is necessary to focus on actions to restore and maintain trees and forests as critical components and indicators of healthy ecosystems.
Because moisturizing the epidermis maintains the skin's suppleness and pliability, moisturizers are an important part of skin care.
This increased cooperation would allow agencies and communities to maintain capabilities while redirecting funds to other areas within police budgets.
Antiquated processing and storage methods are costly to maintain and operate.
Sealing characteristics: Many dynamic rubber articles often must support a load and maintain their original height within tolerances.
Cold temperatures damages cells by impairing their ability to maintain a proper ion balance, says Rubinsky.
But, in order for the foundryman to maintain these desirable and consistent properties, he must devise a sand use system that uses the right compliment of equipment and follows testing procedures that promote casting consistency.
The ornamental architectural style of buildings did not evolve simply in response to a need to keep the interior dry, it also evolved to maintain a livable interior environment.