were unable to sustain

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  • After her husband was unable to sustain a living there, they moved to Chicago.
  • He also finds he is unable to sustain new relationships with women, making a few failed attempts.
  • As one place was unable to sustain us, we divided ourselves into several companies, six of us remaining with our captain. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII, by Robert Kerr
  • The government forces were composed of soldiers from the south, and they were unable to sustain their attack in the cold weather.
  • The only help came from the fellow actors, who, however, were unable to sustain her permanently.
  • Liverpool were unable to sustain a challenge for the league championship over the course of the season and finished in third place.
  • Barry was unable to sustain a long-term relationship with women.
  • There was a point beyond which an iron nerve and a powerful constitution were unable to sustain a man. Cited from History of the Donner Party, by C.F. McGlashan
  • However they were unable to sustain the drive.
  • Thus, the government was unable to sustain funding this growth.
  • Like many small villages, it was unable to sustain a shop, the last one closing in the 1980s.
  • However, both of them were unable to sustain a readership and folded within a year.
  • She resumed her career, but was unable to sustain it and made her final acting appearance in 1963.
  • If a soil is loaded beyond this point the soil is unable to sustain the increased load and the structure will break down.
  • He was unable to sustain the contempt of the Roman people. Cited from Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V1
  • His family had been stricken with illness, and he was unable to sustain himself financially.
  • An immense load of business fell on him; and that load he was unable to sustain. Cited from History of England, James II V. 3, Macaulay
  • When Liudolf arrived in Lombardy, he found no support and was unable to sustain his troops.
  • The junior field between the main field and the train line at the back of the picture theatre was unable to sustain any decent growth of grass.
  • However, that 1956-built facility is unable to sustain the expansion needed to house both stations and a total of four services.
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