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private income

n
(Banking & Finance) an income from sources other than employment, such as investment. Also called: private means
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Before he entered upon his new duties he wished to take a holiday, and, having no private means, he went as surgeon on a tramp steamer to the Levant.
Whether my medical friend's admiration of my satirical sketches led him into talking about them in public with too little reserve; or whether the servants at home found private means of watching me in my moments of Art-study, I know not: but that some one betrayed me, and that the discovery of my illicit manufacture of caricatures was actually communicated even to the grandmotherly head and fount of the family honor, is a most certain and lamentable matter of fact.
They also have private means for lowering or raising them from the ground without if they wish to go away and leave them.
He could imagine the calculations which even then went on within his mind, as to whether he would be justified in asking a woman to marry him, considering that he made no more than five hundred a year at the Bar, owned no private means, and had an invalid sister to support.
By little and little it came out, that, in the competition on all points of appearance and gentility then running high in the Commons, he had spent more than his professional income, which was not a very large one, and had reduced his private means, if they ever had been great(which was exceedingly doubtful), to a very low ebb indeed.
From the very start, from the moment when he revealed the fact that his income, salary and private means included, amounted to less than two hundred pounds, he had realized that this was going to be one of his failures.
It is true that, under existing conditions, a few men who have had private means of their own, such as Byron, Shelley, Browning, Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, and others, have been able to realise their personality more or less completely.
In the second week of October, 18--, I got the appointment of English professor to all the classes of College, Brussels, with a salary of three thousand francs per annum; and the certainty of being able, by dint of the reputation and publicity accompanying the position, to make as much more by private means.
But he had no fortune or private means, and so he was going away.
Likewise, the building will favor the intermodality of the train with the other public and private means of transport existing in the vicinity of the station.
The limiting factor in suburban spread is often travel time, either by public or private means.
Telegram, an app built to provide its users with a private means of communication by allowing them to send encrypted messages to and from one another, has thus far refused to comply with the law and with requests from Russian authorities to surrender data.