sus·​tain·​ing | \ sə-ˈstā-niŋ How to pronounce sustaining (audio) \

Definition of sustaining

1 : serving to sustain
2 : aiding in the support of an organization through a special fee a sustaining member

Examples of sustaining in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, the organization encompasses three self-sustaining teams: Tragic City All-Stars (A Team), Iron City Maidens (B Team), and Tragic City Trouble Makers, a junior team of 9- to 18-year-olds that Fallin helped to start in 2017. al, "Get a crash course on Birmingham’s 14-year-old roller derby team," 12 Nov. 2019 That will be the sustaining trait for professionals in our industry. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "“You must nurture talent over a period of time, it’s not instant coffee”," 29 Oct. 2019 That’s a different and more sustaining antidote to dislocation. Mark Feeney,, "A sense of dislocation in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’," 13 June 2019 Friday's attack was devastating, with 50 people losing their lives and dozens more sustaining injuries when a gunman opened fire on two mosques. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Took a Surprise Outing Yesterday That We All Almost Missed," 20 Mar. 2019 Although sobering in its intimations of mortality, her book makes a heartwarming case not just for the sustaining joys and solace of autumnal desire and commitment but for those of literature, too. Heller Mcalpin, WSJ, "‘Late-Life Love’ Review: The Glow at Sunset," 22 Nov. 2018 Estee Lauder for building a profitable and sustaining business back in the 1950s; that's when there really weren't a lot of women in business. Colleen Leahey Mckeegan, Marie Claire, "How to Raise $182 Million," 30 Mar. 2018 And with opium smuggling and local taxation already locked down, attempts were made to control mineral and other self-sustaining resources. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, "How Taliban are evolving to compete in Afghanistan," 27 Oct. 2017 Suncor can cover its dividend and its sustaining capital at $40 oil, spokeswoman Sneh Seetal said. Kevin Orland,, "Rout Tests World's No. 3 Oil Reserves After Shell Decamps," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of sustaining

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sustaining was in 1573

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“Sustaining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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