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subsistence
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
what is minimally needed to survive; or the condition of minimally surviving
  • He earned a bare subsistence by writing on the exhibitions of pictures for one or two English papers, and he did a certain amount of translating.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (8% in)
  • I pity with all my heart the artist, whether he writes or paints, who is entirely dependent for subsistence upon his art.'
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (24% in)
  • ...into a slatternly middle age, he saw the pretty face grow thin and white, the hair grow scanty, the pretty hands, worn down brutally by work, become like the claws of an old animal, then, when the man was past his prime, the difficulty of getting jobs, the small wages he had to take; and the inevitable, abject penury of the end: she might be energetic, thrifty, industrious, it would not have saved her; in the end was the workhouse or subsistence on the charity of her children.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (96% in)

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