hard to maintain

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It is hard to maintain one's dignity under such circumstances.
With the house left in this strange and lonely condition--with the mistress of it ill in her room--with Miss Halcombe still as helpless as a child--and with the doctor's attendance withdrawn from us in enmity--it was surely not unnatural that my spirits should sink, and my customary composure be very hard to maintain.
Colleville, government official in the mornings and first clarionet at the Opera-Comique at night, worked hard to maintain his family, though he was not without influential friends.
Rescue workers must work hard to maintain international standards in provision of emergency services, he added.
He said that the players are working hard to maintain the status of cricket in Pakistan.
Japan Display is trying hard to maintain a healthy cash flow, due to the drop-off in iPhone sales.
Sue Tompkins, from the home, said: "I am overwhelmed with pride, the whole team has strived so hard to maintain the ultimate accolade of Level 1 and the efforts have all been for the love of the very special residents that are living at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, cabinet Amember for environment said: "I would like to thank the Friends of Pen y Maes Woods who work hard to maintain the woodland, working on practical tasks within the woods including fencing, tree planting, hedge laying, woodland management, footpath work and litter picking.
But Asda said customers are now looking for quality rather than quantity, and rising taxes mean this was hard to maintain within the PS10 deal.
He added it would be hard to maintain public support for "belt tightening" austerity measures otherwise.
PRIMARY pupils across Rhondda Cynon Taf who worked hard to maintain their high attendances will be rewarded on their return to school in the autumn.
Staff work hard to maintain every safety procedure within the nursery to the highest possible standard.