subsist


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stay alive

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to have being or actuality

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to have reality or life

to maintain existence in a certain way

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Now the same relation that subsists between primary substance and everything else subsists also between the species and the genus to which the primary substance belongs, on the one hand, and every attribute which is not included within these, on the other.
I may here mention, as showing on what various kinds of food owls subsist, that a species killed among the islets of the Chonos Archipelago, had its stomach full of good-sized crabs.
I had indeed another bank bill about me of #30, which was the whole of what I brought with me, as well to subsist on in the country, as not knowing what might offer; because this creature, the go-between that had thus betrayed us both, had made me believe strange things of my marrying to my advantage in the country, and I was not willing to be without money, whatever might happen.
I was very sorry to tell him that the little I had would not subsist us; that it was not sufficient to subsist me alone in the south country, and that this was the reason that made me put myself into the hands of that woman who called him brother, she having assured me that I might board very handsomely at a town called Manchester, where I had not yet been, for about #6 a year; and my whole income not being about #15 a year, I thought I might live easy upon it, and wait for better things.
Come, be as easy as you can; I will endeavour to find out some way or other to live; if you can but subsist yourself, that is better than nothing.
in the confidence which should subsist between us; and you check me in the outset.
And since in this famous fishery, each mate or headsman, like a Gothic Knight of old, is always accompanied by his boat-steerer or harpooneer, who in certain conjunctures provides him with a fresh lance, when the former one has been badly twisted, or elbowed in the assault; and moreover, as there generally subsists between the two, a close intimacy and friendliness; it is therefore but meet, that in this place we set down who the Pequod's harpooneers were, and to what headsman each of them belonged.
The sense of security more frequently springs from habit than from conviction, and for this reason it often subsists after such a change in the conditions as might have been expected to suggest alarm.
As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster continues to subsist, educators are using the spill as a teachable moment.
Bhutto who preferred to subsist on hunger, rather than surrendering the nuclear programme.
People subsist on a cultural diet of white bread without the crusts" - Jonathan Mills, director of the Edinburgh Festival.
These common victims of greed of the investment bankers, ie, the 20 million workers who will lose jobs, and the 40m more who will have to subsist on $2 per day, across the world, are the real heroes of 2008.
Maybe it is time the Government did something about prices instead of always picking on the British people who are simply struggling to subsist.
I wonder how they would manage to subsist on the wages working-class people have to live on?
However, Sayer said his agency is aware that 52 percent of Indians still live under the poverty line or subsist on the equivalent of less than $1 a day.