Definitions

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  • v. To survive solely by consuming a certain thing.
  • v. To endure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. continue to live through hardship or adversity

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But what we stumbled on in this cove has uncovered a new possibility: we could live on the beach, much closer to the sea than any babushka could fathom, breathing air scented with seaweed and pine, and use our rubles for more exciting ends.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He leapt up from his chair and vented the full measure of his wrath on the Tyrian envoys: Do you really think you are safe from me because you live on an island?

    Alexander the Great

  • Now he had barely enough to live on himself, yet he shared with Arshur and Regapisk.

    Burning Tower

  • Patients who bravely face the danger and the difficulties usually live on much longer and sometimes live their lives out, and in spite of serious invasion of the lungs die from other intercurrent disease.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • He also found a guitar that it wrenched his heart to pass by, and, walking away from the shop window and up the long stairway of Columbus Avenue, Jason knew in his heart that his brother would find a way to go back for it if it cost him every penny of his dinner money for the rest of their stay and he had to live on hard-boiled eggs in the hotelroom.

    Ishmael

  • He and India live on the Delaware Bay with their daughter, Corri.

    Moon Dance

  • In the days of the young Cyrus the Great, the Persians were a minor subject people, a band of highland warriors who had swept in from the lands to the north to live on the edge of civilization.

    Alexander the Great

  • All games on Friday and Saturday will be video-streamed live on theACC. com.

    ACC News -- www.theacc.com

  • Take a walk on the wild side in Broken Wings, and live on the edge with Midnight Flight

    My Sweet Audrina

  • The right address even: They live on Lennox Street.

    The Demons Covenant

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