keep alive

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This influence of habit was necessarily strong in a man whose life was so monotonous as Marner's-- who saw no new people and heard of no new events to keep alive in him the idea of the unexpected and the changeful; and it explains simply enough, why his mind could be at ease, though he had left his house and his treasure more defenceless than usual.
As he opened his eyes and gave out the last hymn he looked at the handful of people, at the scattered pennies and dimes in the contribution box, and reflected that his mission was not only to gather funds for the building of his church, but to keep alive, in all these remote and lonely neighborhoods, that love for the cause which was its only hope in the years to come.
and what could be more obligatory than to keep alive in the heart of a daughter that filial trust and honour which, even although misplaced, became her like a jewel of the mind?
I mean, that it is only your wanting me very much, and being hardly able to keep alive without me, whatever my offences, that would make me feel I ought to say I will.
I perceive that you are curiously constructed, and that if you cannot breathe you cannot keep alive.
But Turner knows he must stay in the top flight to keep alive his international hopes.
Elsewhere two Brian Burke goals helped Bryntirion keep alive their promotion prospects with a 2-2 home draw against Morriston while Ammanford beat Caldicot 2-1 thanks to a brace of goals by Paul Hughes.
IN hospitals across Britain this morning doctors and nurses are battling to keep alive premature babies who were born before 24 weeks of pregnancy.
In fact, by increasingly obfuscating the profound reason for the celebration of His birth, modern man's culture and habits of life are unable to keep alive the truths of Christianity.
It's a flow chain that we've got to keep alive (and) it's really operating well at the moment.
Doctors were yesterday analysing a High Court order instructing them to keep alive an ailing 91-year-old widow at the centre of a legal battle which could set new precedents for the treatment of the elderly in UK hospitals.