livelihood

[ lahyv-lee-hood ]SEE DEFINITION OF livelihood
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Still, I had nothing; not even the means of seeking a livelihood.

But you know it is time I was doing something to earn my own livelihood now.

I will do anything Tom, anything, to gain a livelihood by my own exertions.

Was not his accordion there to show that he possessed a regular means of livelihood?

No other person seemed to know with certainty what were Wilson's means of livelihood.

And how doth Demeas, of the village of Colyttus, get his livelihood?

Their livelihood was for the most part derived from mining and forging iron.

The ease of getting a livelihood acts as a deterrent to ambition.

With the great ease of getting a livelihood the advances necessarily are small.

We cannot have the things of romance as well as our livelihood.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, alteration of livelode "means of keeping alive" (c.1300), from Old English lifad "course of life," from lif "life" + lad "way, course" (see load). Cf. Old High German libleita. Spelling assimilated to words in -hood. Earlier livelihood was a different word, meaning "liveliness," from lively.

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