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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When it was noon, Gretel shared her piece of bread with Hansel, who had scattered his by the way.
Just wait, Gretel, until the moon rises, and then we shall see the crumbs of bread which I have strewn about, they will show us our way home again.
Consequently, I shall not bring you any bread at all, and we shall see how it will be after eight days.
But he had not looked at her long when he gave a cry of surprise and sat there with his eyes wide open, his fork in the air, and his mouth filled with bread and cauliflower.
A little before dark I passed a farm-house, at the open door of which the farmer was sitting, eating his supper of bread and cheese.
I want a night's shelter in an out-house or anywhere, and a morsel of bread to eat.
Some weeks passed in this way, when one day a woman came in to buy bread.
Soon, the shop was filled from morning till night, with people who on the pretence of buying bread came to see if I was as clever as I was reported to be.
When he did awake he felt very hungry and turned to eat his bread, but his brothers cried out, 'You ate your loaf in your sleep, you glutton, and you may starve as long as you like, but you won't get a scrap of ours.
But on the following morning he was so hungry that he burst into tears, and implored his brothers to give him a little bit of their bread.
Frequently the husband would take his bread and meat in his hand and start for the field, eating as he walked.
An upper servant brought them bread and offered them many good things of what there was in the house.