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subsist
used in Frankenstein

3 uses
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Definition
to survive — especially without being able to manage comforts or luxuries
  • Harmony was the soul of our companionship, and the diversity and contrast that subsisted in our characters drew us nearer together.
    Chapter 2 (2% in)
  • I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs.
    Chapter 13 (77% in)
  • In other places human beings were seldom seen, and I generally subsisted on the wild animals that crossed my path.
    Chapter 24 (12% in)

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