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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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During the proceedings, Tiwari's advocate Rajiv Nayyar had contended that Rohit's plea was barred under the time limitation and hence it was not maintainable.
The court rejected the petitions declaring them non maintainable and disposed off the case.
He said the oath commissioner's stamp and date was missing in the election petition and as per Supreme Court judgement, such a petition was not maintainable.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared non maintainable a petition seeking registration of case against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi under terror act.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court while declaring the contempt of court application maintainable submitted by Pakistan top supermodel Ayyan Ali against Ministry of Interior issued on Thursday notices to Secretary Interior, Additional Secretary Interior, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and DG Immigration Karachi Airport.
In his final arguments on Saturday, Barrister Asjad Saeed raising questions on maintainability of petition submitted that it was not maintainable as attached affidavits did not fulfil legal requirements.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court (SHC) has reserved judgment that contempt of court petition filed against the Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif is maintainable or otherwise.
Justice Amir Farooq remarked the court will see if the petition is maintainable or otherwise.