live on

Definitions

  • "'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'"
    "'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v live on continue to live through hardship or adversity "We went without water and food for 3 days","These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America","The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents","how long can a person last without food and water?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling

Quotations

  • Karl Wallenda
    Karl Wallenda
    “Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others.”
  • C. D. Andrews
    C. D. Andrews
    “You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.”
  • Will Rogers
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    “Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

Usage

In literature:

And she, his creator, would be living on him, profiting by his degradation at percentages which made her blush.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Besides, you will have your fellowship; live on that, as I do.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Your child must live on that.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Not too much stress could possibly be laid upon intimacy with the great books or on the constant habit of living on them.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Some doctor told his patient that if he'd live on half-a-crown a day and earn it, he'd soon be well.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The whole city, with all its vast suburbs, lives on the streets.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The Heidelberg and Pretoria commandos have no corn to live on.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
But we will force him to live on the Sacred Plot.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
It lives on berries and insects.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Smart mens tries to make you live on, but dey can't git above death.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

But yet our craving spirits feel,
We shall live on, though Fancy die,
And seek a surer pledge—a seal
Of love to last eternally.
"St. Andrew's Day" by John Keble
And Thou Who cam’st on earth to die,
That fallen man might live thereby,
O hear us, for to Thee we cry
In hope, O Lord, to Thee.
"O God of Mercy, God of Might" by Godfrey Thring
On Thee we fling our burdening woe,
O Love Divine, forever dear,
Content to suffer while we know,
Living and dying, Thou art near!
"Hymn Of Trust" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
His dim eye brightened as he spoke;
He seemed unconscious of his pain;
In fancy on the battlefield
He lived that victory o'er again.
"A Hero Of San Juan [Hill]" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
My wife and I lived all alone,
contention was our only bone.
I fought with her, she fought with me,
and things went on right merrily.
"Ballad Of The Despairing Husband" by Robert Creeley
Forget it not, O man, to whom
A gift shall fall, while yet on earth;
Yea, even to thy seven-fold birth
Recall it in the lives to come.
"Giving And Taking" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Relying on a freshman closer can sometimes equate to living on the wild side.
He lives on Lake Chaffee, but he practices his craft on Connecticut's coast .
John will be available to answer some questions live on NEWSCHANNEL 13 every Wednesday at 6:30 am and Tuesday, Thursday at 5 pm He's also live on KRDO NewsRadio at 6:37 am on Tuesdays.
With a budget of $150,000, Marti Montgomery used shipping containers to build a home on the land she's dreamed of living on for decades.
The Davis Cup Final between Spain and the Czech Republic will be live on TV 10 AM EST on the Tennis Channel.
His team had just advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season, but shortly after Kansas' 60-57 victory over NC State on Friday, a reporter asked Bill Self if the Jayhawks were living "on borrowed time.".
Dawes performs "If I Wanted Someone" lIve at the Minnesota State Fair live on 89.3 The Current.
"Where I live it's not unusual to look out and see six or eight deer," said Means, who lives on Ashlawn Drive.
Paul now lives on Kagg Hill Road in St Clairsville and Jason lives in Columbus, Ohio.
(May 26, 2011) We live by the Pacific but, like just about everybody else, we live on land.
I'm content to have them live on their side of the fence, while I live on mine.
They're out there but most of us don't see them they're kids without a home, living on their own, on the streets of the Twin Ports.
Should we heap scorn on people who try to live on public assistance like food stamps while making art.
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm appears in a photo during their appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on July 25, 2012.
We lived on Walbridge Avenue some years back, and were having the family Christmas party on a Saturday night.
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In science:

The order parameter field s(x, ~θ) lives on a continuous d-dimensional space with the coordinates x.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
With these programs one can do the classic avalanche experiment live on a computer screen.
Playing with sandpiles
We cannot use the concept of law since ξ does not live on a probability space.
Statistics of a vortex filament model
Let X and Z be two random variables living on the same space and independent of each other.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
Brane-world models introduce a distinction between fields living on the brane and fields propagating in the bulk.
Holography and Brane-bulk Energy Exchange
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