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livelihood

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlivelihoodlive‧li‧hood /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/ noun [countable, uncountable]  JOB/TASKthe way you earn money in order to livea means/source of livelihood Fishing is the main source of livelihood for many people in the area. It’s difficult to earn a livelihood as an artist. Bates says he will lose his livelihood if his driving licence is taken away.
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livelihoodSeepage into the local reservoir is already killing fish on which local livelihoods depend.People do work without the institutional system of capitalism and they are assured of a reasonable livelihood.Free labour merges imperceptibly with slavery; work becomes servitude; livelihood is transformed into strange new forms of bondage.In addition, we angered the professional porters, who attacked us, saying we were taking away their livelihood.But some boatmen fear the new regulations could destroy their livelihoods.Through the ages priests, holy men and teachers have depended for their livelihood upon the support of rulers and the community.Most of the people here depend on tourism for their livelihood.Farmers depend on the weather for their livelihood.He wondered if they resented the war for bringing in a new order that was depriving them of their livelihood.Fishermen are angry about the new EC fishing regulations because they feel that their livelihood is being threatened.There are many who have suffered personal disaster and whose livelihoods have been destroyed by natural catastrophe or invasion.a means/source of livelihoodMany men have adopted this lucrative profession as a source of livelihood.
From Longman Business Dictionarylivelihoodlive‧li‧hood /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/ noun [countable, uncountable] the way in which you earn money in order to liveIf a commercial beekeeper makes a mistake and his bees die, he has lost his livelihood.In that area many people relied on the coconut plantations for their livelihood.
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