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 for livelihood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Livelihood \Live"li*hood\, n. [OE. livelode, liflode, prop.,
     course of life, life's support, maintenance, fr. AS. l[imac]f
     life + l[=a]d road, way, maintenance. Confused with
     livelihood liveliness. See Life, and Lode.]
     Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support;
     the means for support of life; maintenance.
     [1913 Webster]
           The opportunities of gaining an honest livelihood.
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           It is their profession and livelihood to get their
           living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit
           their lives.                             --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Livelihood \Live"li*hood\, n. [Lively + -hood.]
     Liveliness; appearance of life. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was
           expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state
           for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
           [syn: support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and
           butter, sustenance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "livelihood":
     TLC, alimentation, alimony, art, bread, bread and butter, care,
     craft, daily bread, economic support, emolument, endowment, fee,
     handicraft, keep, living, maintenance, manna, meat, mothering,
     nourishment, nurture, pay, price support, profession, provision,
     salary, stipend, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subvention,
     support, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, tender loving care,
     trade, upkeep, wage

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