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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Self-sustenance self-support
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

I chose stenography as the quickest road to self-sustenance.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
Though she was always pale in colour and frail looking, there was within her a great power of self-sustenance.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
The point at which they unite, the common root from which they derive their sustenance, is the right of self-government.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Even this last staple Nature does not supply gratis, and the art of killing is man's earliest discovery in the lesson of self-sustenance.
"Is Polite Society Polite?" by Julia Ward Howe
The leading one is to procure food for sustenance, the other is self-defence.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
But subjective morals taken wholesale sets up a solitary self without objective ties and sustenance.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

In news:

Women play a prominent role in Abdul Qadir Lashari village and its process toward empowerment and self-sustenance.
Sandy shows parents the importance of self-sustenance and emergency preparation.

In science:

Theoretical studies predict that the mass ejected by active galactic nuclei (AGN) has strong implications on the AGN self-sustenance (e.g.
The Ultraviolet-X-ray connection in AGN outflows
Ionized outflows in Seyfert galaxies must play a role both in the self-sustenance of the active galactic nucleus and in the chemical enrichment of the environment.
The Ultraviolet-X-ray connection in AGN outflows