Definition of subsist:
cover, go it alone, dwell, kick around, feed, obtain, know, exist, outlive, operate, populate, eke out an existence, be, scrape by, hold up, afford, barely exist, Live, live from hand to mouth, hold out, get along, experience, inhabit, come through, outlast, eke out, go, remain alive, scratch a living, live, get by, coexist, pull through, make it, stretch, feed on, live on, co-occur, ingestion, make (both) ends meet, breathe, survive, pull round.
- "A Candid Examination of Theism", George John Romanes.
In the present state of power and patronage in India, and during the relations which are permitted to subsist between the judges, the prosecuting officers, and the Council- General, your Committee is very doubtful whether the mode of prosecuting the highest members in the Bengal government, before a court at Calcutta, could have been almost in any case advisable.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
William told us in so many words, that it was impossible we could carry provisions enough to subsist us for such a voyage, and especially fresh water; and that, as there would be no land for us to touch at where we could get any supply, it was a madness to undertake it.- "The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton", Daniel Defoe.