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maintain

(mān-tān′) [L. manu tenère, to hold in the hand]
1. To hold, support, or preserve.
2. To continue, e.g., a healthy behavior.
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Accordingly they maintain that in knowledge we are in direct contact with objects, which may be, and usually are, outside our own minds.
Just so, I maintain (he continues), does a given undivided portion of experience, taken in one context of associates, play the part of a knower, of a state of mind, of
I maintain, then, these men in order that in public places, in assemblies, no voice may be raised against you, and without them, monsieur, you would be loaded with imprecations, you would be torn to pieces, you would not last a week; no, not a week, do you understand?
That is the way, monsieur," ended the abbe, triumphantly, "in which I spend my revenues; I maintain the honor of the family, monsieur.
So we were saying the problem may be put thus: to maintain nutrition and to give tone to the nerves.
Despite a considerable statutory surplus decline in 2005 due to catastrophe losses as well as dividend payments to its parent, Allstate maintains favorable risk-adjusted capitalization.
Mental Clarity maintains memory function and concentration by supporting circulation and oxygen flow to the brain.
If an employer maintains an accountable plan, it must determine if the employee meets the substantiation requirements.
The storm drainage utility owns, maintains, and operates all storm and surface water management facilities located within public right of ways and easements dedicated to storm and surface water management.
Aviva plc is one of the leading insurance providers in the United Kingdom and other European markets, and it maintains a strong financial performance and strong risk-based capitalization.
The city maintains a significant level of financial flexibility as its operating tax rate is 2.
For a church-controlled organization that maintains a Sec.