live by

phrasal verb
lived by; living by; lives by

Definition of live by

1 : to agree with and follow (something, such as a set of beliefs) He tried to live by his faith. a principle I try to live by
2 : to survive by (doing something) They were an ancient people who lived by hunting and gathering.

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“Live by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20by. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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