LIVELIHOOD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LIVELIHOOD
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
livelihood
 n.  subsistence; financial means whereby one lives
Classic Sentence:
1  This was a vagrant of sixty-five, who was going to prison for not playing the flute; or, in other words, for begging in the streets, and doing nothing for his livelihood.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  What is to me a means of livelihood is to him the merest hobby of a dilettante.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
3  If she is at the end of her youth, and has no security for her livelihood, she will marry him because she must marry anybody who will provide for her.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
Example Sentence:
1  Fishing is the main source of livelihood for many people in the area.
2  It's difficult to earn a livelihood as an artist.
3  As a result of this conflict he lost both his home and his means of livelihood.
4  The newcomers directly threaten the livelihood of the established workers.
5  When your livelihood is in a creative field, especially if you work for yourself, the work never ends.
6  Madrid says it has damaged the livelihoods of Spanish scallop dredgers.