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Generally, maintenance refers to care or upkeep, as of machinery or property. But sometimes, maintenance refers to what is spent for the living of another: to provide for the maintenance or support of someone. Maintenance occasionally refers to the allowance itself provided for livelihood: They are entitled to a maintenance from this estate. Living and livelihood (a somewhat more formal word), both refer to what one earns to keep (oneself) alive, but are seldom interchangeable within the same phrase: to earn one’s living; to threaten one’s livelihood. “To make a living” suggests making just enough to keep alive, and is particularly frequent in the negative: You cannot make a living out of that. “To make a livelihood out of something” suggests rather making a business of it: to make a livelihood out of knitting hats. 

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A lot of those emails, he says, are from school principals whose maintenance staff says the school should spend tens of thousands of dollars on high-tech HVAC systems.
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You were happy because you dwell on my costs—in gas, vehicle maintenance, air quality, and lives—without appreciating the benefits I provide.
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In the months since the pandemic cratered the price of oil, the financial fallout has spread from drilling companies to refineries and oilfield maintenance companies.
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Right now, 25 percent of the franchise fee goes toward an environmental growth fund that’s supposed to help pay for park maintenance.
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A separate site in Kearny Mesa, which the city began leasing in 2017 as a fire truck maintenance yard, has yet to service any actual fire trucks.
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However, regular maintenance is required to ensure your Knowledge Panel’s accuracy.
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If now there is no need for “burning” clients, business is on pause, it is better to invest at least minimal in SEO, in social networks, in maintenance, and stop contextual advertising.
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Most of the public deliberation is focused on the interest rate of the loan and the long-term maintenance costs of the equipment.
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So far though, nobody is really talking about who would take responsibility for the ongoing operation and maintenance costs of whatever they build, let alone the aging wastewater system that already straddles the two countries.
LOCAL GROUPS PAUSE TIJUANA SEWAGE LAWSUITS, BUT SOLUTIONS ARE STILL FAR OFFMACKENZIE ELMERJULY 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Baja California’s governor said that the money lost could’ve been used to invest in maintenance and infrastructure to improve at least some of the Tijuana sewage spillage that has plagued San Diego’s shoreline.
BORDER REPORT: BORDER HOSPITALS ARE STILL STRUGGLINGMAYA SRIKRISHNANJULY 6, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO

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