live off the land


: to get food by farming, hunting, etc.

Examples of live off the land in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dramatic thriller, loosely based on real events, will portray an attractive American couple in the 1930s who escape to their own private paradise on a deserted island and live off the land. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Oct. 2022 After inheriting the family farm, your character leaves an anonymous corporate job to live off the land in the titular village of Stardew Valley. Bon Appétit, 4 Oct. 2021 Below Zero takes a look at various people across Alaska who are attempting to live off the land. Mike Bloom, Outside Online, 1 July 2021 Two unemployed women decide to hike into the woods and live off the land as a publicity stunt to generate job offers. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Still, the two marginalized groups found ways of supporting each other, with local tribes such as the Choctaw, the Seminole and the Chickasaw helping enslaved Africans escape from plantations and live off the land. Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Feb. 2023 While a simpler, less stressful life is appealing, few can quit their jobs and live off the land. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2023 These people — mostly impoverished — are doing their best to live off the land, and are not the right targets for law enforcement. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Dec. 2022 Native tribes, who live off the land in the boreal forest, worry the project will be abused and cause pollution. Jonathan Vigliotti, CBS News, 17 Nov. 2022

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“Live off the land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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