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the lowest wage upon which a worker and his family can survive
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Words nearby subsistence wage
subsist, subsistence, subsistence allowance, subsistence farming, subsistence level, subsistence wage, subsistent, subsocial, subsoil, subsoiler, subsoil plow
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How to use subsistence wage in a sentence
No matter how much you give to the poor, everything except a bare subsistence wage will be taken from them again by force.An Unsocial Socialist|George Bernard Shaw
How can a man or woman engaged in such labour for ten hours a day at subsistence wage enjoy a fully developed life?Essays in Rebellion|Henry W. Nevinson
One of these figures was designed for a subsistence wage, the other for a “human needs” wage.Essays in Liberalism|Various
Also in most trades women and children are employed, to whom it is not even pretended that a subsistence wage is given.Signs of Change|William Morris
The most that Trade Unionism has secured, or can ever hope to secure, for the workers, is a comfortable subsistence wage.Britain for the British|Robert Blatchford