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subsist
used in Persuasion

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Definition
to survive — especially without being able to manage comforts or luxuries
  • I should be very sorry that such a friendship as has subsisted between him and Captain Benwick should be destroyed, or even wounded, by a circumstance of this sort.
    Chapter 18 (94% in)

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