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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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Emphasizing the central message of his report on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, he said the coherence of international efforts to support Governments and their people must be enhanced.
NAMA's Sustaining Partners also appreciate that the organization helps marketers tell the real story of American agriculture by putting them face-to-face with producers and giving them the chance to ask questions.
ONS Lifetime Sustaining Member: Bristol-Myers Squibb-Booth 811
Whitaker et al, (1997) reported that key characteristics to building and sustaining online communities are integrally tied to the design principles of online communities.
The sustaining therapeutic technologies--think of statins for treating lipid disorders, computer modeling for providing precise dosimetry in radiation oncology, SSRI (seratonin re-uptake inhibitors) for depression, chemotherapy tailored to the biology of the cancer or even two-lead biventricular cardiac pacemakers for heart failure.
As previously stated, the USMTM mission is to "advise and assist the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces through coordinated security cooperation efforts in developing, training, and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate regional security." Simply put, USMTM provides MODA with a single point of contact to facilitate coordination between the Office of the Secretary of Defense, USCENTCOM, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and the American Embassy in KSA.
To reconceive the Spirit as the enfleshment of God's sustaining power in the biosphere is to emphasize the coinherence of the Spirit and the natural world.
Even if persons with traumatic injuries are not screened for MTBI during the acute stage after sustaining their injury(ies), they will often have contact with rehabilitation professionals before they leave the healthcare system entirely.
In contrast to the volumes that have appeared sustaining the value of R&D expenditures by the for-profit sector, little has appeared in the literature of librarianship on this topic.
The quickening recovery during 1992, especially in the second half of the year, had received considerable impetus from consumer spending, and while growth in such spending could be expected to moderate from its pace in recent quarters, the consumer sector was viewed as likely to play a key role in sustaining the expansion this year.
In sustaining the penalty, the Tax Court has consistently cited the failure of the taxpayer to provide complete and accurate information to the preparer.
Sees 2018 cost of sales applicable to gold of $810-$850 per ounce, and all-in sustaining costs of $765-$815 per ounce.
The World Gold Council (WGC) has published a Guidance Note on "all-in sustaining costs" and "all-in costs" metrics that gold mining companies can use in reporting their costs.
Those sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury within three months before cognitive testing and those sustaining one within two years after cognitive testing had similar cognitive scores.