Their rule was that they had to earn their livelihood, and must not beg.
As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure.
He went to Brussels, where for nearly thirty years he earned a scanty livelihood by his writings.
At the close of his term Colfax returned to private life under a cloud, and during the remainder of his lifetime earned a livelihood by delivering popular lectures.
These sons of poor peasants, artisans or tradesmen are already disposed to narrow fanaticism, and generally take up study as a means of livelihood rather than from genuine religious interest.
Members of the household who were not directly responsible for the farms could look out for their livelihood as they pleased.
But, whatever means each head of a family adopted to get a livelihood, he must pay the priest's dues.
The people, destitute of other means of livelihood, crowded to the relief works.
At the age of twenty he was gaining his livelihood in the streets of Moscow as a vendor of meat-pies.
His reception was, however, cold, the bishop advising him to seek a livelihood in the town.
The farmer is endeavoring to solve the problem of a livelihood by a formula more complicated than the problem itself.
The only inhabited districts are the shores of the fjords, where grass grows capable of supporting sheep; but a large proportion of the population gain their livelihood by fishing.
Thence he went to Berlin, earning a livelihood there, as in Heidelberg, by giving private lessons.
If Lagrange were to come to the United States, he could only earn his livelihood by turning land surveyor.
Russians of the Lipovan sect live in exile in Bucharest and other cities, earning a livelihood as cab-drivers, and wearing the long coats and round caps of their countrymen.
Vegetation is scanty, but bears, foxes and other Arctic animals, geese, swans, &c., provide means of livelihood for a few Samoyed hunters.
He cared little for the law, regarding it simply as a distasteful means of livelihood, yet his experiments in writing did not encourage him to trust to this for support.
Settling at Leipzig, still without any fixed means of livelihood, he was again reduced to literary drudgery.
In this caste, however, as in all others, there are certain kinds of occupation to which a member could not turn for a livelihood without incurring serious defilement.
He endured great hardships, but secured a livelihood by teaching and writing; he was a correspondent of the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.
House, arguing that their service was optional and not a means of livelihood; it was public service and should not be made a job.
Here he taught Greek and adapted Greek plays for a livelihood, and by his poetical compositions gained the friendship of the greatest men in Rome.