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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

Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.
Antonio Tabucchi

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

Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
Alexander Hamilton

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

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
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