live without

live without

To survive or get by without something to which one is accustomed or feels dependent upon. Most of my friends can't imagine living without their phones, but I can go for days at a time without looking at mine. A: "You mean there won't be any Wi-Fi for the whole trip?" B: "Yep. We'll just have to live without for a week." People lived without television for most of human existence—I'm sure we can manage for a day or two.
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live without something

to survive, lacking something. I just know I can't live without my car. I am sure we can live without vegetables for a day or two.
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References in classic literature ?
Then Chee-Chee told them that in the Land of the White Men you could get nothing without money; you could DO nothing without money--that it was almost impossible to LIVE without money.
But as there are many sorts of provision, so are the methods of living both of man and the brute creation very various; and as it is impossible to live without food, the difference in that particular makes the lives of animals so different from each other.
No people could live without first valuing; if a people will maintain itself, however, it must not value as its neighbour valueth.
But after spending two months alone in the country, he was convinced that this was not one of those passions of which he had had experience in his early youth; that this feeling gave him not an instant's rest; that he could not live without deciding the question, would she or would she not be his wife, and that his despair had arisen only from his own imaginings, that he had no sort of proof that he would be rejected.
But I could not live without horses, of course I couldn't, so I took to the hotels.
"Think of your little woodland chalet, and your great old trees in the park,--you couldn't live without them.
Part of this sum I shall expend upon a half-pound of tobacco--for I cannot live without tobacco, and it is nine days since I last put a pipe into my mouth.
"I don't understand it; I don't in the least understand why men can't live without wars.
I won't live without her, and she can't live without me; and that is how I come to be at Limmeridge House.
He has maintained a regular, though not frequent, correspondence ever since: he hopes I am happy, and trusts I am not of those who live without God in the world, and only mind earthly things.
The actress took to social media to express her undying love for her husband Prince, pointing out that she has no reason to live without him.
BLIZZARDS frontman Bressie said taking a break from the band showed him he can't live without them.
These people cannot live without being in government for ten months,' she said.
Findings of the 'Tracking SDG7: Energy Progress Report' show that if efforts flagged, there will still be 650 million people worldwide who will still live without electricity in 12 year's time.
A wise old man said 'the worms in the soil can live without man, but man can't live without the worms'.