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Definition of "self-sustained" [self-sustained]

  • Sustained by one's own efforts, inherent power, or strength of mind.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "self-sustained" in a sentence
  • "By the summer of 2010 the disinflationary bias in expectations had become more evident, and the economy -- lacking a self-sustained recovery -- had started heading toward a dangerous stall speed."
  • ""Global share prices are unlikely to show a self-sustained rally on fundamentals alone," Mr. Morita said."
  • "I definitely enjoyed it more than The Black Dossier, which I felt was a bit too clever by half, but it was a quick read, and definitely felt like the first chapter in an ongoing story rather than a self-sustained tale."