Sentence Examples


  • His violent temper soon compelled him to resign this appointment, and for two years he and his son earned a precarious livelihood by translations in London - a practical education, however, exceedingly useful to the younger Forster, who became a thorough master of English, and acquired many of the ideas which chiefly influenced his subsequent life.
  • From a greengrocer he learnt arithmetic; and higher branches were begun under one of those wandering scholars who gained a livelihood by cures for the sick and lessons for the young.
  • The farmer is endeavoring to solve the problem of a livelihood by a formula more complicated than the problem itself.
  • As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure.
  • The business, the livelihood, the culture of the Galilean fisherman.

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