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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

In the modern-day world, where time is premium and battle for subsistence is unimaginably tough, the hapless common man simply gives in and pays the bribe just to get on with life.
Shaffi Mather

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

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
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Subsistence Translations

subsistence in Spanish is subsistencia
subsistence in Swedish is existens
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