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  • Harmony was the soul of our companionship, and the diversity and contrast that subsisted in our characters drew us nearer together.
  • 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.
  • In other places human beings were seldom seen, and I generally subsisted on the wild animals that crossed my path.

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  • Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day.
  • Mr. Grote has returned from the woods empty-handed for the past three days, and we’re subsisting on eggs and potatoes.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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