The survey was conducted by Hannah Rosin, in connection with an article she was writing about “breadwinning wives.”
He had been along all the pavements of Grub Street, perhaps the most exciting place of breadwinning known to the civilized man.
People are stupefied and deadened by their absorption in breadwinning.
In the intervals of his labours at breadwinning Wagner worked at his "Rienzi."
It was not just an ordinary change from one breadwinning place to another.
My ill-health, my isolation, baulked ambitions, and daily breadwinning all conspire to bring me down.
also bread-winner, "one who supplies a living for others, especially a family," 1821, from the noun bread (probably in a literal sense) + winner, from win (v.) in its sense of "struggle for, work at." Attested slightly earlier (1818) in sense "skill or art by which one makes a living." Not too far removed from the image at the root of lord (n.).