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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBSISTING

They are therefore reduced to the necessity of subsisting upon traffic.

Were they to remain there all their lives, subsisting precariously on game and roots?

That it is capable of subsisting this and a much greater population has, I think, been sufficiently proved.

He thinks we're a dead people, if a people; "subsisting on our fat," as Colney says.'

If it is subsisting, he must pay the penalty, and the courts will ultimately determine that.

I do not think you need spend much time in talking about subsisting copyrights.

Jamieson takes it to mean wanderers in the woods, subsisting by hunting.

I am a poor old pensioner, don't you see, subsisting on Rosey's bounty?

A league, or confederacy, is but a subsisting or continuing treaty.

They were an active nation, subsisting mainly by agriculture.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "to exist," from Latin subsistere "to stand still or firm," (see subsistence). Meaning "to support oneself" (in a certain way) is from 1640s. Related: Subsisted; subsisting.

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