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To carry on; to maintain. To affirm, uphold or approve, as when an appellate court sustains the decision of a lower court. To grant, as when a judge sustains an objection to testimony or evidence, he or she agrees with the objection and gives it effect.

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v. in trial practice, for a judge to agree that a question asked of a witness is objectionable. Thus, an attorney asks the witness a question, and the opposing lawyer objects, saying the question is "irrelevant, immaterial and incompetent," "leading," "argumentative," or some other objection. If the judge agrees he/she will rule "sustained," meaning the objection is sustained (approved) and the question cannot be asked or answered. However, if the judge finds the question proper, he/she will "over-rule" the objection.

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Likewise, Logistics Captains Career Course instructors continually revise and update the course's curriculum in pursuit of developing more capable sustainers. Students now complete three distinct blocks of instruction: common core material, branch-specific logistics fundamentals, and a staff-focused exercise requiring realistic deliverables based on a decisive action scenario.
or be "open-ended?" In the old days, and in the fundraising world five years ago qualifies, many sustainer clubs focused on an open-ended gift policy.
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* Emphasize reciprocal multiservice assignments throughout a sustainer's career.
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These guiding principles highlight the role of UMT personnel as sustainers. The chaplain's identity rests in his or her religious calling; their ordination guides their role within the Army and their endorsers direct their steps.
Tierney attributed much of the steady growth of the sustainer program--about 3,000 to 5,000 new donors each year--to the focus on converting multi-year donors, those who have given to a nonprofit multiple times.
This complex cosmos can only be sustained by an infinite merciful and compassionate Creator and Sustainer. The multiplicity and complexity of the world systems imply the existence of a Supreme Being, without which the complex systems cannot endure and survive.
His latest project, designing a Sustainer Stratocaster guitar, with Fender, only came to fruition when he woke one morning and decided he had "to act".
During these exercises, two key force protection challenges related to the sustainment fight of tomorrow were identified: the flexibility to transition from forward operating bases (FOBs) to the decisive-action fight and the sustainer's reliance on external units for force protection.
Victim was a security guard in a private company and was the single sustainer of his family.
'There is no excuse for defiling the environment, the sustainer of all life, with pollutants that can cause harm to personal as well as community health.'