Subsist

Definition of Subsist

Sub`sist´
v. i.1.To be; to have existence; to inhere.
[imp. & p. p. Subsisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Subsisting.]
And makes what happiness we justly call,
Subsist not in the good of one, but all.
- Pope.
2.To continue; to retain a certain state.
Firm we subsist, yet possible to swerve.
- Milton.
3.To be maintained with food and clothing; to be supported; to live.
To subsist on other men's charity.
- Atterbury.
v. t.1.To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family.
He laid waste the adjacent country in order to render it more difficult for the enemy to subsist their army.
- Robertson.

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