There was no security for "any one, and every one was tempted to live from hand to mouth.
Thus, here as elsewhere, we see a vacillating hand-to-mouth policy, at the mercy of a passion for power or for sensual gratification.
In view of this approaching revolution, both the Church and the world were regarded as living from hand to mouth.
He was drifting about with no higher aim than a " hand-to-mouth " policy, whilst the Holy See could feel the superiority with which the consciousness of centuries of tradition had endowed it, and took full advantage of the mistakes of its opponent.
It is estimated that there are no less than 35,000 people living from hand to mouth in the utmost misery, partly in the extensive catacombs beneath the city.
Football outside of the top echelons always seemed an unlikely business bet, with a history of clubs living hand to mouth.
hand-to-mouth existence, where his death could always be only minutes away, spells the end of his innocence.
hand-to-mouth basis for 10 years, feeding his own family by doing freelance work elsewhere.
Most infections are spread by hand-to-hand or hand-to-mouth contact; frequent hand washing may reduce the likelihood of infection if contact cannot be avoided.
After leading a hand-to-mouth existence for some time, he became one of the orators of the section of the sans-culottes, and commanded the armed force of that section during the insurrection on the 10th of August 1792 and the massacres of September.
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