SUBSISTENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUBSISTENCE
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 n.  something that has real or substantial existence; means of support or maintain life
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Hester sought not to acquire anything beyond a subsistence, of the plainest and most ascetic description, for herself, and a simple abundance for her child.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
2  I explained with tolerable firmness, that I really did not know where my means of subsistence were to come from, unless I could earn them for myself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
3  The subsistence of my family, ma'am,' returned Mr. Micawber, 'trembles in the balance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
4  After some consideration, he went into business as an Informer, in which calling he realises a genteel subsistence.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
5  He who had had to subsist on mere fugitive glances, looks winged in flight and swiftly lost under covert, now found her eyes settling on him with a brooding intensity that fairly dazzled him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
6  It was not enough for us to subsist upon.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
7  Between Elizabeth and Charlotte there was a restraint which kept them mutually silent on the subject; and Elizabeth felt persuaded that no real confidence could ever subsist between them again.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
8  I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
9  He would end his remarks, he said, by emphasising once again the friendly feelings that subsisted, and ought to subsist, between Animal Farm and its neighbours.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
10  No one knows what such people subsist on.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
11  Harmony was the soul of our companionship, and the diversity and contrast that subsisted in our characters drew us nearer together.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
12  In other places human beings were seldom seen, and I generally subsisted on the wild animals that crossed my path.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
13  Little, if any, community of feeling subsisted between them and Estella, but the understanding was established that they were necessary to her, and that she was necessary to them.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXVIII
14  Between the two eldest and herself especially, there subsisted a particular regard.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 25
15  She was even sensible of some pleasure, though mixed with regret, on finding how steadfastly both she and her uncle had been persuaded that affection and confidence subsisted between Mr. Darcy and herself.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 52
Example Sentence:
1  The standard of living today is on the edge of subsistence.
2  Many of the families are forced to live at the subsistence level.
3  Most of the population lives at subsistence level.
4  In these days of inflated prices, my salary provides a mere subsistence.
5  Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day.
6  Don't worry about your children whom I can subsist.