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subsist
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
to survive — especially without being able to manage comforts or luxuries
  • With the whole world starving and all those People's States barely subsisting on handouts from this country-where do you see any danger of war?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (20% in)
  • With Nebraska gone, Oklahoma wrecked, North Dakota abandoned, Kansas barely subsisting-there isn't going to be any wheat this winter, not for the city of New York nor for any Eastern city.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (27% in)
  • At a time of desperate public need, it's our duty to sacrifice our luxurious tastes and eat our way back to prosperity by adapting ourselves to the simple, wholesome foodstuff on which the peoples of the Orient have so nobly subsisted for centuries.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (53% in)

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