Breadwinner

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Breadwinner

The person who provides most or all of the income for his/her household. Stereotypically, the husband/father of a family is the breadwinner in the United States and other Western countries. However, the feminist movement in the mid-20th century and increases in the cost of living have resulted in many homes having two breadwinners. Other households have a single breadwinner of either sex out of choice or necessity.
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Here he had been blowing and bragging about his grand meat-feast twice a year, and his fresh meat twice a month, and his salt meat twice a week, and his white bread every Sunday the year round -- all for a family of three; the entire cost for the year not above 69.
Yet at that moment Helen Burns wore on her arm "the untidy badge;" scarcely an hour ago I had heard her condemned by Miss Scatcherd to a dinner of bread and water on the morrow because she had blotted an exercise in copying it out.
One day a woman, who had not been in the shop before, came to ask for bread, like the rest.
When this was done he stretched out his hand eagerly for the piece of bread, but his brothers gave him such a tiny scrap that the starving youth finished it in a moment and besought them for a second bit.
Sancho took out from his store a piece of bread and another of cheese, and giving them to the lad he said, "Here, take this, brother Andres, for we have all of us a share in your misfortune.
The servants brought him a portion of meat, and an upper woman servant set bread before him that he might eat.
Food of no sort had passed her lips in more than thirty hours, and her last meal had been a scanty breakfast of dry bread.
I can only describe it as a hash of soaked bread and bits of tobacco, brought to a doughy consistency by the united agency of perspiration and rain.
Bread turned away and began to blow the dust off the statue, as if this might be mockery.
Gretel took the bread under her apron, as Hansel had the pebbles in his pocket.
Frequently the husband would take his bread and meat in his hand and start for the field, eating as he walked.
There was a delightful fragrant odor of fresh bread in the town, and this made the little girl more hungry than ever.