Associations to the word «Subsist»
SUBSIST, verb. To survive on a minimum of resources.
SUBSIST, verb. (mostly philosophy) To have ontological reality; to exist.
SUBSIST, verb. To continue; to retain a certain state.
SUBSIST, verb. Support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day".
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.