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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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5 Documented system maintainability performance objectives, policies and standards are communicated to entity personnel responsible for implementing them.
Sure, we did a good job of maintainability on previous aircraft," Boudah continued, "but it was all done after the fact, after the metal had been cut and riveted together.
The 2005 DoD Guide for Achieving Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability, is available on the OUSD (AT & L) Systems Engineering Web site at <http://www.
She said the legal team went to the prime minister and told him that objections could be raised about maintainability of the case but the prime minister stopped them from doing it.
The tribunal after hearing detailed arguments of both parties reserved verdict on maintainability of the election petition till January 26.
The court reserved the judgement on the maintainability of the petition and adjourned hearing till next date to be set by the office.
During the hearing, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq's counsel Khawaja Haris questioning the maintainability of the plea contended that it was not maintainable.
LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) has reserved judgment on the maintainability of the petition seeking conduct of trial of 21 persons including chief minister Punjab nominated in Model Town incident by 5-member bench of high court and inclusion of treason clauses in the case.
He contended that the Apex Court had declared that the election tribunal would decide maintainability of a election petition first before proceeding further on it but the tribunal did not comply with these orders and had ordered inspection of record on Imran's election petition.
The court has also directed the petitioner to give more arguments on the maintainability of the petition.
LAHORE -- A full bench of the Lahore High Court Tuesday adjourning hearing of a petition seeking directions to lodge a complaint under Article six against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PAT Chief Dr TahirulQadri till December 17, asked a federal law officer to file reply on its maintainability.
LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought objection in writing from federal government over maintainability of the petition filed against purchase of expensive vehicles and sniffer dogs for Prime Minister House.