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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 AG in the application said the petition was not maintainable as a similar petition on the same grounds and facts was dismissed on Apr 12, 2013.
An order issued by the bench stated that no rights of the petitioner were violated, hence the petition is not maintainable.
An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said: "In our view, the writ petition filed at the behest of an association is not maintainable. The writ petition is dismissed as not maintainable.
The court rejected this petition declaring it non maintainable.
Therefore, he said the petition was not maintainable.
Lahore -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday directed the counsel of a petitioner seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan to present further arguments for the petition to be maintainable and adjourned the hearing.
As the proceedings started, the counsel for the private channel pleaded that the petition is not maintainable.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court Wednesday dismissed as not maintainable a petition challenging arrest of former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif by the NAB authorities in Ashiana Housing Scheme Scam.
Advocate argued that the petition of private schools was not maintainable and
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court while declaring contempt of court petition against PPP senator Rehman Malik maintainable has issued notice to him.
The court declared the petition maintainable and issued notice to Rehman Malik.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Monday dismissed for being not maintainable a petition seeking presidential system of government in Pakistan.
As Justice Mehmood heard the petition, he directed the petitioner's counsel to present further arguments for the petition to be maintainable.