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sustain (one) in (something)

1. To buoy, bolster, and help maintain one's spirits or vitalities in difficult or trying situations or periods of time. Your spouse must be someone who lifts you even higher during the best of times and who can sustain you in the worst of times. My sister has always sustained me in situations where it felt like I was completely alone.
2. To provide the necessities, especially nourishment or finances, in difficult or trying situations or periods of time. We have always been able to rely on this brand to sustain us in periods when our other products' sales have been slow. Our mother had to work three different jobs to sustain us in the years after our father left.
3. To provide financial support or stability to one during the course of some task, activity, or endeavor. The board of directors has made it clear that they will sustain us in our new project. Our charity depends on your donations to sustain us in our goal of providing high-quality medical treatments to people in disadvantaged areas.
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sustain someone in something

to stand by or support someone through some problem. She knew she could count on her friends to sustain her in times of trouble. We will sustain you in the difficult times the best we can.
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As a result, a 25-year-old youth, Ahsan died on the spot, while two others, Ali and Umair sustained severe injuries.
Injured were moved to Traunma Centre whereas, four of the injured who sustained severe burn wounds were moved to Lahore in a critical condition.
Separately, a woman sustained severely burn injuries in Baldia Town.
"Duration of preoperative use appears to be the most important predictor of sustained use following a surgical procedure."
According to Levies sources,on Sunday, a truck hit a bike left a man died and other sustained injuries in Baharkan area.
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Studies vary in the number of time points at which smoking information is collected and, even when complete histories across pregnancy are sought, missing questionnaire data at one or more time points decreases sample size for assessment of sustained smoking.
Their topics include aspects of sustained learning, practices supporting sustained learning, how to assess sustained learning, shaping the sustained learning agenda, and the impact of generational group differences and financial aid on a learner's sustained learning.
2 (Lead time 24 hours)-61-120 kph maximum sustained winds; light to moderate damage expected
The selected themes for AOS 2016 include (1) International and national strategies for sustained support of long-term Arctic observing; (2) Technology and innovation for sustained Arctic observations; (3) Contributions of the private sector and industry to sustained Arctic observations; (4) Actor and stakeholder engagement and needs in sustained Arctic observations; (5) Arctic observations in the context of global observing initiatives; and (6) Interfacing traditional knowledge, community-based monitoring and scientific methods for sustained Arctic observations.
In the first incident, the air ambulance crew provided medical care to three young Emiratis aged between 14 and 17 years, who had sustained injuries in a traffic accident in Al Khatam area.
"A Bahraini woman, 25 years old, sustained minor neck and back injuries," an Interior Ministry official told the GDN.
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Dubai Traffic Police, said that around 6am on Monday, five people sustained minor to moderate injuries in a crash involving a truck and a bus near the Marina Mall intersection.
Three people died and 10 sustained injuries, including critical ones, in a number of accidents reported in Dubai from Friday to Sunday, said a top traffic official.
Since the time to these EDSS scores is often long, a short-term indicator of disease progression early in the disease course is an increase in EDSS score that is sustained over several months.
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