• WordNet 3.6
    • n subsister one who lives through affliction "the survivors of the fire were taken to a hospital"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subsister One who subsists; specifically, one who is supported by others; a poor prisoner.
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.”
  • Owen Felltham
    Owen Felltham
    “There is no one subsists by himself alone.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”
  • Alexander Hamilton
    “Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.”


In literature:

In what follows, therefore, it is intended to regard the right of private capture at sea as still subsisting.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
But since it must subsist for our shame, let it subsist for our instruction.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
That subtle being by which this universe subsists, it is the Real, it is the Atman, and thou, Svetaketu, art It.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Before the war they owned labor, land, and subsistence.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Fixed Koriacks have a strong resemblance to the Kamtschadales; and, like them, depend altogether on fishing for subsistence.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
There, for the space of a thousand celestial years, she of excellent vows, month after month, had subsisted upon herbs, O king of men!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
O sire, I hope the king still allows their former subsistence to the Brahmanas.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
But can a certain order subsist in thee, and disorder in the All?
"Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus" by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Large columns cannot move with the same rapidity as smaller ones, nor can they be so readily subsisted.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Their provisions were all used and they were driven to subsist upon the mules as they died from hunger.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters

In poetry:

How could I manage, live, exist,
Obtain, produce, be real, prevail,
Be present in the flesh, subsist,
Have place, become, breathe or inhale.
"To A Thesaurus" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Ceaseless I roved the country round,
To win my bread by fraudful arts,
And long a poor subsistence found,
By spreading nets for simple hearts.
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe
They gave subsistence to his wife,
And to his little ones gave bread,
And thus amid the scenes of strife
Were countless thousands clothed and fed.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
What mode of subsistence have you pointed out,
That will keep us from starving in future?
What trade, or what cash, or what lands lie about?
I fear all your silver is pewter.
Is pewter, &c.
"Nancy's Courtship" by William Hutton
Plain food is quite enough for me;
Three courses are as good as ten;—
If Nature can subsist on three,
Thank Heaven for three. Amen!
I always thought cold victual nice;—
My choice would be vanilla-ice.
"Contentment" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thus absence dies, and dying proves
No absence can subsist with loves
That do partake of fair perfection:
Since in the darkest night they may
By love’s quick motion find a way
To see each other by reflection.
"When, Dearest, I But Think of Thee" by John Suckling

In news:

Attorney James J Davis Jr says he sought the continuance for 11 subsistence fishermen to be tried in Bethel.
A trial began Monday in Bethel for the first of two dozen western Alaska Native s accused of subsistence fishing for king salmon in violation of strict restrictions set by the state because of poor runs.
Trials begin Monday for about two dozen Alaska Native subsistence fishermen charged with illegally fishing for king salmon in waters severly restricted by the state because of dismal runs of the prized fish.
Today, Liebenberg said, he knows of only about six older Bushmen who remain subsistence hunters.
Occupy Portland protester is subsisting on juice and water in a bid to call attention to housing issues.
The US Fish and Wildlife service has announced all subsistence fishing on the Kenai river for Chinook salmon will close on Monday.
Subsistence chum salmon at a Yukon River fish camp in 2005.
(Host) For centuries, the native Cree people of northern Quebec subsisted largely on hunting, fishing and trapping.
They could subsist on wild forage instead.
We see cyborgs freed to subsist on a wider range of food, freed to communicate with millions of people, freed to explore the cosmos, freed to have a family and career at the time of their choosing.
Most of the 280 inhabitants are Eskimo who subsist on fishing or hunting reindeer.
Thriving for thousands of years as subsistence hunters and nomads, with strong family ties and a balanced relationship with the land.
New king salmon fishing restrictions could hurt subsistence fishers.
Nets, salmon seized during Kuskokwim subsistence closure.
In Southwestern Alaska, a new video shows the tensions between law enforcement officers and subsistence fisherman over a ban on king salmon fishing.

In science:

If we consider a finite groupoid instead of a finite group, then 3. even subsists, but 1. and 2. are no longer valid because of the groupoid structure.
Simple physical applications of a groupoid structure
This is a consequence of the one-to-one correspondence, which subsists between pure states and Dirac measure.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory
Even if determinism subsists on a short time scale, on longer time windows the system exhibits features of randomness.
Generalized Lyapunov exponents of the random harmonic oscillator: cumulant expansion approach
Above the ferromagnetic transition temperature Tf , there seems to appear an intermediate “glassy” regime for Tf < T < Tb where many solutions of the local magnetisations mean-field equations coexist, while only one of them subsists in the paramagnetic phase T > Tb .
Glassy transition in the three-dimensional random field Ising model
The ordering problem always subsists; the one adopted in (43) is the most natural.
Hamiltonian structure of 2+1 dimensional gravity