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sustentātĭo , ōnis, f. id..
I. A deferring, delay; forbearance (very rare).
B. In partic., in rhetoric, a figure of speech where the orator defers the mention of something, keeping the hearer in doubt, a suspension, Cels. ap. Quint. 9, 2, 22.—
II. Sustenance, maintenance: “mulieris,Dig. 2, 3, 22 med.
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    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 9, 2.22
    • Cicero, De Inventione, 2.49
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