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  • She could no longer earn her own livelihood.
  • Maybe that’s why I was so insistent on buying it after being stripped of my livelihood.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • That family lost their livelihood today, and someone needs to be held responsible.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • While all this suffering was going on, while people were losing their loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods, our president, Asif Zardari, was on holiday at a chateau in France.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • My first mentor was a middle-aged Scotsman who gained his livelihood delivering ice, but who was in fact an ardent amateur mammalogist.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "It’s my livelihood, sir.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "You’re talking livelihood.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • They saw the fire and smoke before them, but could not believe that the city, with their means of livelihood, had been swept away during the night.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • I could always run up into the fields and save myself, but the point was to try to get the wagon home so we could earn our livelihood through the winter.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • I dealt in it respectfully because it was my livelihood, my means of raising two to four.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • They need my help to have a home and find work and make a livelihood.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • In conclusion he asked Raymond to state what were his means of livelihood.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • That I am dependent on another, I who have always gained my own livelihood honestly.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I threw up two more times before Karim agreed to stop, mostly so I wouldn’t stink up his vehicle, the instrument of his livelihood.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • What wonder, then, that these Nantucketers, born on a beach, should take to the sea for a livelihood!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And for his livelihood, he ran a small business which sold auto insurance in inner-city Baltimore.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He saw no reason for changing the manner of gaining his livelihood!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I don’t want to ruin your livelihood, but I will if you force me…… Come now.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • This was a vagrant of sixty-five, who was going to prison for not playing the flute; or, in other words, for begging in the streets, and doing nothing for his livelihood.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • If she is at the end of her youth, and has no security for her livelihood, she will marry him because she must marry anybody who will provide for her.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Let him take it easy, Rearden had thought for years, let him have a chance to choose his career without the strain of struggling for a livelihood.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The livelihood—and indeed, in this financial climate, I think I can safely say the lives, yes the very lives!—of everyone on this show were in danger.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • For me it was a matter of ethics; I was responsible for the livelihoods of thousands of people, and I cared about my employees.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • By means of these two, if thou bringest to mind Genesis at its beginning, it behoves mankind to obtain their livelihood and to thrive.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • It’s a world where a man’s reputation is at the center of his livelihood and self-worth.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "What!" said Mrs. Weston, "have not you finished it yet? you would not earn a very good livelihood as a working silversmith at this rate."
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I was going on to tell him of another sort of people, who get their livelihood by attending the sick, having, upon some occasions, informed his honour that many of my crew had died of diseases.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The farmer is endeavoring to solve the problem of a livelihood by a formula more complicated than the problem itself.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It is a natural law; every animal must fight for its own livelihood.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • They could be seen behind their counters, wearing black skullcaps, full beards, and long ear-locks, eking out their meager livelihoods and dreaming of Shabbat sand festivals when they could close their stores and turn their attention to their prayers, their rabbi, their God.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • I think that already he foresaw his livelihood being wrested from him, for he salted and tanned his own skins, making them into chaplis for those in the village who wore them.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • —I am this day childless, and will ye deprive me of the means of livelihood?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Then the king let rear and devise in the same place whereat the battle was done a fair abbey, and endowed it with great livelihood, and let it call the Abbey of La Beale Adventure.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • He had other views for his buxom daughter, his only child, who would in God’s good time become the owner of "The Fisherman’s Rest," than to see her married to one of these young fellows who earned but a precarious livelihood with their net.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • —None may visit the sacred person of the Prince of Wales with blows; wherefore, when he faulteth, ’tis I that take them; and meet it is and right, for that it is mine office and my livelihood.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • "Measter," said Wat, suddenly remembering one word, the word which he had always been accustomed to offer to the great people who made him a present of food, his only livelihood.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Razumihin, in his youthful ardour, had firmly resolved to lay the foundations at least of a secure livelihood during the next three or four years, and saving up a certain sum, to emigrate to Siberia, a country rich in every natural resource and in need of workers, active men and capital.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Then the king let rear and devise in the same place whereat the battle was done a fair abbey, and endowed it with great livelihood, and let it call the Abbey of La Beale Adventure.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • CHAPTER XII PASSION HE was gradually making it possible to earn a livelihood by his art.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • For anything that I can perceive to the contrary, it is still probable that my children may be reduced to seek a livelihood by personal contortion, while Mrs. Micawber abets their unnatural feats by playing the barrel-organ.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But then, what reams of other manuscripts—filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts—had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and—saddest of all—without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The Depression cut deeply into rail freight, and layoffs crippled the livelihoods of James and many of his fellow "Rails."
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The first was to find out who Lorenzo Daza really was, for though his accent left no doubt concerning his origins, no one had any certain information as to his identity and livelihood.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Something similar happened with the cylinder phonographs that the merry matrons from France brought with them as a substitute for the antiquated hand organs and that for a time had serious effects on the livelihood of the band of musicians.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Once, I had lost my profession and livelihood.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Now that the despair of the impassable Gate was behind him, he did not feel so inclined as his master to take no thought for their livelihood beyond the end of their errand; and anyway it seemed wiser to him to save the waybread of the Elves for worse times ahead.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Still, his loyalty to the people who give him his check, his livelihood, his life, is boundless.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • While fetching the cloth, she noticed her sewing machine; she went back in for it and dragged it out, Obviously, she could not carry it with her, so she unthinkingly plunged her symbol of livelihood into the receptacle which for weeks had been her symbol Of safety — the cement tank of water in front of her house, of the type every household had been ordered to construct against a possible fire raid.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • As to their combining together; there are many of them, I have no doubt, that by watching and informing upon one another could earn a trifle now and then, whether in money or good will, and improve their livelihood.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The good things of life had come to him too early - the respect of his contemporaries, a safe livelihood.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
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