, n. 1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence. "Health and living." Shak.
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2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living. " A vicious living." Chaucer.
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3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a comfortable living from writing.
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She can spin for her living.
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He divided unto them his living.
Luke xv. 12.
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4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
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There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases.
L' Estrange.
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5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives. [Eng.]
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He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a living
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