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Economic ImportancePlay
Emphasizes personal economic stability necessary for survival. SlideAfter the factory closed, he struggled to find a new livelihood.
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Potential LossPlay
Used in contexts concerning the risk of losing one's income. SlideThe new regulations could endanger the fishermen's livelihoods.
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Source VariationPlay
Refers to a variety of ways a person can earn money. SlideShe made her livelihood through writing and public speaking.