Definitions of Sustaining

  1. Bearing; upholding; suffering. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for Sustaining

  1. Those of us who are as anxious for a sustaining faith in immortality as any of our comrades in the great quest may possibly be, but who are as yet unwilling to accept their conclusions, may nevertheless find in this subject matter which is common both to us and to them, the permission to believe that that which is most distinctly ourselves possesses enduring possibilities. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  2. Yet a great fish- day like this rarely passes off without some vessel sustaining serious damage. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot