The means needed to support life
The supporting of life
The means of supporting life
Their rule was that they had to earn their livelihood, and must not beg.
He went to Brussels, where for nearly thirty years he earned a scanty livelihood by his writings.
He endured great hardships, but secured a livelihood by teaching and writing.
As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure.
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.