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  • If not, he reasoned, the custom would certainly have died, for no craving for wealth or immortality could be so great, he felt, as to subsist on the sorrow of children.

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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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