keep or maintain in unaltered problem; cause to stay or final
- misbehave defectively; act in a ridiculous or inappropriate method
- carry on talking
- direct the course of; manage or control
With the king unfriendly, and Newcastle, whose corrupt influence was still dominant in the Commons, estranged, it was impossible to carry on a government by the aid of public opinion alone, however emphatically that might have declared itself on his side.