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What is the meaning of よくもった

what is the meaning of よくもった in this sentense? Can you give an example of the way this expression is used?

HIVの潜伏期間は約五年から十年といわれています。彼の場合は一四年、よくもったと言うべきでしょうか、それとも、よく耐えたと言うべきでしょうか.

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    「もつ」(「もった」is the past tense of「もつ」)has several means, but in this case is...
    ある状態が維持されるcontinues in a state。また、消費・消耗し尽くされないで残るremains without consumption。

    「病人は春までもたなかった」
    The patient did not 〔live〕 till spring.

    「ガソリンはあとどれぐらいもつかしら」
    How much longer will our gasoline 〔hold out〕?

    「その背広は長くはもたなかった」
    The suit did not 〔wear〕 very well.

    「この暑さじゃ肉は冷凍庫に入れなきゃもつまい」
    The meat will not 〔keep〕 in this heat un less you put it in the freezer.

    「天気はもちそうだ」
    It looks this good weather will 〔hold〕.

    「今まで我慢してきたがもうもたない」
    I can't 〔stand〕 it any longer.

    「あの店は彼でもっている」
    He is the 〔mainstay〕 of the store.

               Sorry my english.(^_^)

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