Examples of subsistence in a Sentence
They depended on hunting and fishing for subsistence.
Farming is their means of subsistence.
Recent Examples of subsistence from the Web
Meanwhile, during the last decade, the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington state have successfully fought for recognition of ancestral subsistence rights in British Columbia, reinforcing Indigenous perseverance despite national borders.
Those no-go zones surround Nunivak Island, King Island and St. Lawrence Island and are particularly sensitive for marine life and subsistence use.
Most Kanaks subsistence-farm yams, taros, sweet potatoes and bananas.
Though most of the uprooted residents were subsistence farmers, some had produced enough that their displacement has cut food production and driven up prices in the region.
The average person in a wealthy country consumes only about twice as many calories as someone on a subsistence diet.
Culturally and nutritionally, bowheads are the most important subsistence food species for native residents in this isolated settlement, accessible only by air or by sea during the short summer months when the water is open.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration instead sent three letters advising villages about the limits to subsistence whaling, the agency said in a statement provided to The Associated Press.
In 2013 the world’s labour statisticians resolved to change the definition of the labour force, excluding people, such as subsistence farmers, who produce goods for their own family’s use.
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Definition of subsistence for English Language Learners
: the amount of food, money, etc., that is needed to stay alive
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