means of support

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The first fact that I learned, was the very important one that the vicomtesse had lost all her usual means of support by the late revolution, and the consequent exile of the dauphine.
If she were poor, monsieur, the greater reason to restore her only means of support to her.
Do you mean that you are resolved voluntarily to deprive yourself of those means of support you have received from us so long--that you are determined to resign the annuity we settled on you twenty years ago--to leave house, and home, and goods, and begin life anew--and this, for some secret reason or monstrous fancy which is incapable of explanation, which only now exists, and has been dormant all this time?
One would like to know what the lawmakers expected them to do; there were families that had no possible means of support except the children, and the law provided them no other way of getting a living.
A vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
At Eton School and the University of Leyden (in Holland) he won distinction, but at the age of twenty he found himself, a vigorous young man with instincts for fine society, stranded in London without any tangible means of support.
But,' said Traddles, 'the surplus that would be left as his means of support - and I suppose the house to be sold, even in saying this - would be so small, not exceeding in all probability some hundreds of pounds, that perhaps, Miss Wickfield, it would be best to consider whether he might not retain his agency of the estate to which he has so long been receiver.
She said murdered Mohammed Nadeem Siddique, known as Toby, was the only means of support for her and her three children.
KIND chief executive and founder Stephen Yip today said: "Every donation or means of support we have received has made a difference and helped us to give thousands of disadvantaged children and families across Merseyside a Christmas to remember.
Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi called on the world's countries to, "Provide all means of support to help Iraq recuperate.
SANDS employs many means of support to allow everyone to have the best way to find help, with a national helpline, support forum, local groups, support leaflets and a website: www.
The Death Becomes Her star hit the shops on Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood without any visible means of support.