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sostener

Translation of sostener in English:

verbo transitivo

also: sostenerse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (sustentarse) See examples: apenas puede sostenerse con lo que gana
    he can hardly support himself on what he earns
    se sostiene a base de zumos y de leche
    she lives on o survives on fruit juice and milk
Example sentences
  • El diputado Sellhorn sostuvo que su propuesta es un llamado a la conciencia y a los irrespetuosos de las leyes.
  • "El mandatario sostuvo que se requería leyes menos ""alambicadas y repetitivas"" para las autoridades regionales."
  • Esto sucedería en caso algún gobierno diera esa disposición, lo que no creemos”, sostuvo.

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