means of subsistence

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Because there is too much civilisation, too much means of subsistence, too much industry, too much commerce.
Hence, the cost of production of a workman is restricted, almost entirely, to the means of subsistence that he requires for his maintenance, and for the propagation of his race.
Her father grew worse; her time was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence decreased; and in the tenth month her father died in her arms, leaving her an orphan and a beggar.
But now, thanks to the machine-civilization, China's means of subsistence had been enormously extended, and there were no famines; her population followed on the heels of the increase in the means of subsistence.
I was in the strange position of possessing but two hundred gulden, of being at a loose end, of lacking both a post, the means of subsistence, a shred of hope, and any plans for the future, yet of caring nothing for these things.
I had turned my long leisure to good account, had largely increased my sources of employment, and had placed our means of subsistence on surer grounds.
Many of the menial offices, too, were to be performed by the wife of the porter, according to the bargain, leaving to poor Adrienne, however, all the care of her grandmother, whose room she seldom quitted, the duties of nurse and cook, and the still more important task of finding the means of subsistence.
Decades before, poor country boys had arrived there carrying the means of subsistence for each term, perhaps a sack of potatoes or a side of bacon, soon to be made at home in a small seaside college raised on the contributions of poor people.
The comparison might be thought to show merely that some people lack the means of subsistence while others are able to attain them in great abundance.
To escape this cycle, village communities need solutions that allow them to develop and invest in new forms of renewable energy, use energy more efficiently, improve their means of subsistence and for income-generating activities based on integrated and sustainable management of land and natural resources they have.
Rather, he argues it was the result of conscious decisions to pursue a different means of subsistence.