means of livelihood

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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.
There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood.
Ryabinin's children will have means of livelihood and education, while yours maybe will not
Masterless, penniless, and with my only means of livelihood, fighting, gone, I determined to work my way to the southwest and attempt to retrieve my fallen fortunes in a search for gold.
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.
Madame Granson, widow of a lieutenant-colonel of artillery killed at Jena, possessed, as her whole means of livelihood, a meagre pension of nine hundred francs a year, and three hundred francs from property of her own, plus a son whose support and education had eaten up all her savings.
Having not a penny in the world he was compelled to accept this means of livelihood as soon as it became quite clear to him that there was nothing more to squeeze out of his relations.
What is to me a means of livelihood is to him the merest hobby of a dilettante.
But as a means of livelihood it was by itself insufficient.
In this way, we would be able to help them explore other alternative means of livelihood, hoping to stop them from letting their children work,' he said.
The provincial authorities should repair the roads as there are many scenic spots in the district which will attract tourism giving people of the area a decent means of livelihood.
We saw the need to meet their agitation first because it has to do with their means of livelihood.