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- v. To provide enough income to sustain one's lifestyle.
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Ever industrious, Nicholson published a newspaper that was distributed outside the city walls under the title The Supporter; his subscribers included President John Adams and two major banks, and the subscriptions helped pay the bills for Nicholson, his wife, and their eight young children.
As a resource-poor and labor-abundant country, Korea had to provide about half a milion new jobs each year for its increasing labor force, to pay the bills for importing energy and raw materials, and to service the world’s fourth largest foreign debt.