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Definition of Subsistence

Subsistence

  1. Real being; existence.
  2. Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
  3. That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.
  4. Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Subsistence Quotations

The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Thomas Malthus

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
Charles Darwin

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind.
George Berkeley

We have seen Indians in immense numbers, and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive to make a good subsistence on various seeds, and by fishing.
Junipero Serra

The constant effort towards population, which is found even in the most vicious societies, increases the number of people before the means of subsistence are increased.
Thomas Malthus
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Subsistence Translations

subsistence in Spanish is subsistencia
subsistence in Swedish is existens