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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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If history shows us one thing, it is the importance of maintaining strong in-house warfighting capabilities.
Figure 1 provides an overview of staff functions for policy, content, technical demands, and feedback, all important aspects of maintaining a quality site.
This shift is caused by increasing difficulties in maintaining the economic status quo as well as real, imagined, or contrived threats from the outside.
Again, the Bush administration is committed to maintaining a healthy business climate that attracts capital from around the world to our shores.
There are several specific challenges to maintaining data integrity in a shared environment:
Recent research has found that moisturizers incorporating essential fatty acids - specifically, linoleic acid extracted from sunflowers - are particularly effective in maintaining moisture levels, texture and elasticity of dry skin, since they replenish the epidermal barrier lipids that are lost as skin dries with aging.
Yet, some administrators are beginning to question whether maintaining SWAT units makes the best use of increasingly limited resources.
And, third, the redundancy in the systems made developing and maintaining them expensive.
Maintaining extremely low levels of sieve residue is crucial in many special rubber applications.
He said communities with tourism-based economies must take a harder look at maintaining and improving their resources.
This forces sand controls to focus only on maintaining consistency, limiting them to actual sand parameters rather than optimizing sand properties and composition.
Fitch is maintaining BAC's support driven ratings including IDRs of 'A+/F1+' on Rating Watch Negative.
Maintaining and expanding an existing customer or supplier relationship is much more efficient than cultivating a new one.
In maintaining brand value, Schwalbe says the role of the company should be to ensure tangible, intrinsic characteristics of the brand, such as product performance, dealer margins, packaging, price/value, distribution, legal and regulatory compliance, and retail and internal sales.
As a professional association, TEI is firmly committed to maintaining a tax system that works -- one that is administrable and with which taxpayers can comply.