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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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what is minimally needed to survive; or the condition of minimally surviving
  • This mighty contrast thrust itself forward as a fair expression of the odds against which she was to begin her struggle for a subsistence.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (51% in)
  • were it to offer bread when we were dying for it,—no help, save from him, or else to earn our subsistence with my own hands!
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (93% in)

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