He had married on his whiskers; upon which property he had previously subsisted, in a genteel manner, for some years; and which he had recently improved, after patient cultivation by the addition of a moustache, which promised to secure him an easy independence: his share in the labours of the business being at present confined to spending the money, and occasionally, when that ran short, driving to Mr Ralph Nickleby to procure discount—at a percentage—for the customers’ bills.
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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.