Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Subsist"

Example sentences using "Subsist"

Q: Please show me example sentences with subsist.
A: They subsisted on bread and water. Nothing else.

Synonyms of "Subsist" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between subsist and exist ?
A: Both mean something like "to be/ have life" but 'subsist' includes the meaning of surviving/ maintaining (life, state, etc.). You usually only hear subsist in survival situations.

"What's the largest animal to exist?"
"I don't believe monsters really exist."
"Existing only to stay alive can be difficult."

"Others tried to break them up, but their love subsisted."
"Prisoners were forced to subsist on little food."
"Low class families often have to subsist on government programs."

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