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subsist
used in Pride and Prejudice

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Definition
to survive — especially without being able to manage comforts or luxuries
  • Between Elizabeth and Charlotte there was a restraint which kept them mutually silent on the subject; and Elizabeth felt persuaded that no real confidence could ever subsist between them again.
    Chapter 23 (40% in)
  • Will it not be advisable, before we proceed on this subject, to arrange with rather more precision the degree of importance which is to appertain to this request, as well as the degree of intimacy subsisting between the parties?
    Chapter 10 (54% in)
  • "Dear Sir,— "The disagreement subsisting between yourself and my late honoured father always gave me much uneasiness, and since I have had the misfortune to lose him, I have frequently wished to heal the breach; but for some time I was kept back by my own doubts, fearing lest it might seem disrespectful to his memory for me to be on good terms with anyone with whom it had always pleased him to be at variance.
    Chapter 13 (29% in)
  • Between the two eldest and herself especially, there subsisted a particular regard.
    Chapter 25 (15% in)
  • She was even sensible of some pleasure, though mixed with regret, on finding how steadfastly both she and her uncle had been persuaded that affection and confidence subsisted between Mr. Darcy and herself.
    Chapter 52 (77% in)

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