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soutenu

[soot-n-oo; French sootuh-ny] /ˌsut nˈu; French sutəˈnü/
adjective, Ballet.
1.
performed in a carefully sustained manner.
Origin of soutenu
< French: literally, sustained
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  • C'est par ce principe qu'il a soutenu que le perroquet est une très laide bête.

    Jerome Cardan William George Waters
  • soutenu par une force surhumaine, il se sentait en outre guid par un extraordinaire instinct qui ne pouvait le tromper.

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