live within

live within

1. To exist inside of an established boundary. Our tribe was forced to live within a tiny area miles away from our homes after the federal government claimed our land for their own. The international peace-keeping committee once again stressed that both countries were required to live within the borders agreed upon in the peace treaty.
2. To survive or subsist within a certain budget or range of available resources. No matter what sacrifices to my personal comfort I have to make, I always make sure I live within my paycheck each month—I refuse to be saddled down with credit card debt. We're living within a tighter budget than we were used to, but we're learning to cope with it.
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live within something

 
1. to live within certain boundaries. Do you think you can live within your space, or are we going to argue over the use of square footage? Ted demanded again that Bill live within his assigned area.
2. to keep one's living costs within a certain amount, especially within one's budget, means, etc. Please try to live within your budget. You must learn to live within your take-home pay every month.
See also: live, within
References in classic literature ?
We shall live within a few miles of each other, and shall meet every day of our lives.
Such was the characteristic of Helen's discourse on that, to me, memorable evening; her spirit seemed hastening to live within a very brief span as much as many live during a protracted existence.
I must live within my income, or I shall be miserable; and I own it would give me great satisfaction to be able to do rather more, to lay by a little at the end of the year."
It seems odd we've never met the Moores yet, when they live within fifteen minutes' walk of us.
You must live within yourself, and depend upon yourself always tucked up and ready for a start, and not have many affairs.
Using data from UK government''s Annual Population Survey (APS) of 25,518 people, the researchers show that people who live within 300 metres of green space have significantly better mental well-being.
Today, Illinois politicians who refuse to live within their means expect you to believe the same promise.
Yet, LendingTree's data shows its residents live within their means: San Francisco residents have a revolving credit utilization of 27.4 percent, compared with the 50-metro average of 32.6 percent, and a non-housing debt balance that's 27.7 percent, which is, again, well below the average of 43.7 percent of income.
But council data shows that all pupils accepted to Limpsfield C of E Infant School live within 1.3 miles of the site and at Hurst Green all pupils are within 0.4 of a mile.
On average across the UK, around 99% of people live within three miles of their nearest Post Office, while around 93% live within just one mile.
CT, Gateshead, has given a rather convoluted reply to my simple query as to whether someone with an income (I didn't mention pay) of PS80,000 per annum would find it easier to live within their means than someone with an income of PS18,000 per annum.
She contends that patriarchy in Judaism and Christianity was assimilated into biblical doctrine from more ancient cultures, that New Testament writers lived within social structures that were in place long before their time and that the texts reflect those traditions, that New Testament texts about women were written to advise Christians about how to live within their current social systems, and that the social traditions that subordinated women have been perpetuated by misapplication.
THE vast majority of people in England live within a 20 minute walk of their local GP, but even more live close to a pharmacy, putting them in a "unique position to deliver healthcare interventions", a study has suggested.
The very first step is to decide that from here on in you are going to live within your means – no more spending money that is not yours on stuff to impress people you are not that keen on anyway.