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Definition of Sustenance

Sustenance

  1. The act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life.
  2. That which supports life; food; victuals; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance.

Sustenance Quotations

The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.
Laurie Colwin

No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
Reinhold Niebuhr

It's challenging to find an identity as a young person if you don't have the sustenance of love, because you're being shipped around.
Mary J. Blige

Nowadays, what an award gives is a sense of solidarity with the poetry guild, as it were: sustenance coming from the assent of your peers on the judging panel.
Seamus Heaney
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Sustenance Translations

sustenance in German is Unterhalt
sustenance in Spanish is mantenimiento, sustento
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