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Definition the money needed to provide the necessesities of life; or the way one earns that money
  • She could no longer earn her own livelihood.
livelihood = the money needed to provide the necessities of life
  • I'm so afraid they will swindle our land away, and our livelihood, all in the name of reform," he replied.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • It is a natural law; every animal must fight for its own livelihood.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • 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
  • It is my misfortune that you have come to drink my ale and cat my food, for my livelihood is lost now after my dog.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • 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 am this day childless, and will ye deprive me of the means of livelihood?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • CHAPTER XII PASSION HE was gradually making it possible to earn a livelihood by his art.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The livelihood—and indeed, in this financial climate, I think I can safely say the lives, yes the very lives!
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • "He is a bad character," answered the Abbe, "who gains his livelihood by saying evil of all plays and of all books.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I don't want to ruin your livelihood, but I will if you force me...... Come now.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They need my help to have a home and find work and make a livelihood.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "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
  • It's a world where a man's reputation is at the center of his livelihood and self-worth.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Still, his loyalty to the people who give him his check, his livelihood, his life, is boundless.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Ranchers in Colorado today, however, face threats to their livelihood that are unrelated to fluctuations in cattle prices.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower  --  Military-Industrial Complex Speech
  • What of his heart perceive you in his face By any livelihood he showed to-day?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III

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