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Only two of the planets could sustain life.
Analysts believe present economic growth can be sustained without inflation.
Throughout the trial he was sustained by the support of his family.
A cup of coffee isn’t enough to sustain you until lunchtime.
One of the officers sustained minor injuries in the fire.
Many farmers sustained crop damage during yesterday’s hailstorm.
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