Have you considered what it is to undermine the confidence that should subsist between my daughter and myself?
That my papa was too partial, I know; still, on such a point as the frigid coldness which has ever subsisted between Mr. Micawber and my family, I necessarily have formed an opinion, delusive though it may be.’
I made no effort to conceal from myself, now, that I loved her, that I was devoted to her; but I brought the assurance home to myself, that it was now too late, and that our long-subsisting relation must be undisturbed.
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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.