Moved by such ideas, Athanase Granson first thought of marriage with Mademoiselle Cormon as a means of obtaining a livelihood
which would be permanent.
That I am dependent on another, I who have always gained my own livelihood
During those two months he worked hard to procure himself a livelihood
since hitherto he had had no assured position.
But the writer of the article in question goes on to point out, with insight and justice, that for a great number of people (20,000, I think he says) it is a means of livelihood
- that it is, in his own words, an industry.
It IS changed so far as the mill has brought people there, who get a livelihood
for themselves by working in it, and make it better for the tradesfolks.
As for digging and delving for a livelihood
, the thing is altogether unknown.
You are not to credit the idle tales you hear of Natty; he has a kind of natural right to gain a livelihood
in these mountains; and if the idlers in the village take it into their heads to annoy him, as they sometimes do reputed rogues, they shall find him protected by the strong arm of the law,”
When a man has lost his only son, his summer's work, and his means of livelihood
, in thirty counted seconds, it is hard to give consolation.
The Assault-and-Battery business, into which I was now forced to adventure for a livelihood
, was somewhat ill-adapted to the delicate nature of my constitution; but I went to work in it with a good heart, and found my account here, as heretofore, in those stern habits of methodical accuracy which had been thumped into me by that delightful old nurse -- I would indeed be the basest of men not to remember her well in my will.
They had been far too absorbed in the bitter struggle for a livelihood
to have time to think of happiness.
What is to me a means of livelihood
is to him the merest hobby of a dilettante.
Do you remember that story of the people on the island who eked out a precarious livelihood
by taking in one another's washing?