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maintain

i. The term as used in air traffic control terminology and as it pertains to altitude/flight level means, “Remain at the altitude/flight level, as specified.” The phrase “climb and” or “descend and” normally precedes “maintain” and the altitude assignment (e.g., “Descend and maintain 6000”).
ii. Concerning other ATC (air traffic control) instructions, the term is used in a literal sense: “Maintain VFR (visual flight rules).”
iii. A verb of maintenance.
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The palpable necessity of the power to provide and maintain a navy has protected that part of the Constitution against a spirit of censure, which has spared few other parts.
The fact that we were compelled to maintain utter secrecy has handicapped us terribly.
The etherealists maintain that there is no such thing as matter--that all is mind.
And what is true of it everywhere is truest in those secluded valleys, where one generation after another maintains the same abiding-place; and [101] it was on this side that Wordsworth apprehended religion most strongly.
No, she maintains, for one bannock is the marrows of another, while chapters - and then, perhaps, her eyes twinkle, and says she saucily, 'But, sal, you may be right, for sometimes your bannocks are as alike as mine
Is it not evident that if the ether were affected to the degree which he maintains, and if it were obnoxious to human health, the result of it would already be apparent upon ourselves?
the parallel maintains itself throughout, for whereas few robbers will
What really decided me to go to sea was that I had caught my first vision of the death-road which John Barleycorn maintains for his devotees.
It maintains luxurious lobbies* at every state capital, and at the national capital; and in all the cities and towns of the land it employs an immense army of pettifoggers and small politicians whose business is to attend primaries, pack conventions, get on juries, bribe judges, and in every way to work for its interests.
Now, of those attendant bodies which the sun maintains in their elliptical orbits by the great law of gravitation, some few in turn possess satellites.
Nicholl," replied Barbicane, after a moment's reflection, "I do not know what the object it, but I do know why it maintains our level.
Can I love a man that does such things, and coolly maintains it is nothing?