Usage examples for livelihood

  1. It occurred to me that I had exhausted most means of making a livelihood that I knew of, and I recognized the fact that I could not afford to let the days go by without making some money to meet my living expenses. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  2. His own situation was forlorn in the extreme; for his painting was his only means of livelihood and, absorbed as he was by his great invention, he found painting utterly impossible. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson