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Definitions of life

  1.   the condition of living or the state of being alive while there's life there's hope life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  2.   an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  3.   the period from the present until death he appointed himself emperor for life
  4.   living things collectively the oceans are teeming with life
  5.   animation and energy in action or expression it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
  6.   the experience of living the course of human events and activities he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  7.   a living person his heroism saved a life
  8.   the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones there is no life on the moon
  9.   the course of existence of an individual the actions and events that occur in living he hoped for a new life in Australia he wanted to live his own life without interference from others
  10.   the period during which something is functional as between birth and death the battery had a short life he lived a long and happy life
  11.   a motive for living pottery was his life
  12.   a characteristic state or mode of living social life city life real life
  13.   the period between birth and the present time I have known him all his life
  14.   a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives he got life for killing the guard
  15.   The state of being which begins with generation birth or germination and ends with death also the time during which this state continues that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions used of all animal and vegetable organisms
  16.   The potential principle or force by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative functions the vital force whether regarded as physical or spiritual
  17.   Figuratively The potential or animating principle also the period of duration of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or functions as the life of a state a machine or a book authority is the life of government
  18.   A certain way or manner of living with respect to conditions circumstances character conduct occupation etc hence human affairs also lives considered collectively as a distinct class or type as low life a good or evil life the life of Indians or of miners
  19.   Animation spirit vivacity vigor energy
  20.   That which imparts or excites spirit or vigor that upon which enjoyment or success depends as he was the life of the company or of the enterprise
  21.   The living or actual form person thing or state as a picture or a description from the life
  22.   A person a living being usually a human being as many lives were sacrificed
  23.   The system of animal nature animals in general or considered collectively
  24.   An essential constituent of life esp the blood
  25.   A history of the acts and events of a life a biography as Johnson wrote the life of Milton
  26.   Enjoyment in the right use of the powers especially a spiritual existence happiness in the favor of God heavenly felicity
  27.   Subsistence
  28.   Something dear to one as one's existence a darling used as a term of endearment
  29.   The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter manifested by growth metabolism reproduction and adaptation It includes the course of existence the sum of experiences the mode of existing or the fact of being Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology forensic medicine anthropology etc in creative as well as scientific literature Random House Unabridged Dictionary 2d ed Dr James H Cassedy NLM History of Medicine Division
  30.   The state of being alive living existence vitality union of soul and body a living person as but one life was saved living beings collectvely as animal life period between birth and death as all the years of a man's life manner of living as a life of pleasure a biography as the life of Tennyson animation as to be full of life the moving spirit as he was the life of the housebold
  31.   1 Vitality the essential condition of existence of animals and plants the state of existence characterized by metabolism 2 The period of utility of any object as of an electric battery for example
  32.   State of existence
  33.   State of living animate existence union of soul and body the period between birth and death present state of existence manner of living moral conduct animation a living being system of animal nature social state human affairs narrative of a life eternal happiness also He who bestows it a quickening principle in a moral sense pl LIVES livz
  34.   Animate existence manner of living animation human affairs biography
  35.   The state of being alive vital principle vitality
  36.   Animate existence
  37.   Human affairs
  38.   A biography
  39.   That state of an animal and a plant in which it is capable of performing its natural functions animate existence the union of soul and body the present state of existence the time from birth to death period of existence manner of living conduct in regard to morals course of living source of living soul blood the supposed vehicle of animation animals in general animal being system of animal nature spirit animation resolution the living form general state of man or of social manners rank in society human affairs a person biographical narration supreme felicity the Author and Giver of supreme felicity a quickening principle See Live
  40.   Of human beings The union of the soul and body also the duration of their union sometimes the deathless quality or existence of the soul as man is a creature having an immortal life
  41.   The vital force or state of an organised being manner of living human affairs course of things conduct period of existence time between birth and death spirit or animation living form as opposed to a copy general state of man a narrative or history of a person animated existence eternal happiness in heaven position or rank in society

Quotes of life

  1. I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk not only in technology and ecology but in life and employment too – Ulrich Beck
  2. Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator life liberty and freedom – Jim DeMint
  3. Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment If I'm attracted to something that's it If I have reservations those don't change till they're resolved My first impression is how I go – Andy Garcia
  4. When I say manage emotions I only mean the really distressing incapacitating emotions Feeling emotions is what makes life rich You need your passions – Daniel Goleman
  5. There have been two great accidents in my life One was the trolley and the other was Diego Diego was by far the worst – Frida Kahlo
  6. Tremble your whole life is a rehearsal for the moment you are in now – Judith Malina
  7. The great business of life is to be to do to do without and to depart – John Morley
  8. I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance Were it not for making a living which is rather a nouciance – Ogden Nash
  9. Heroes always make the right decision I find that seldom happens in my life – Judd Nelson
  10. There's nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself – Robert De Niro
  11. The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests – Gail Sheehy
  12. I can't for the life of me see that by being permissive you actually assist anyone – Jenny Shipley
  13. People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading – Logan P. Smith
  14. I don't live that life anymore it's as simple as that – Lawrence Taylor
  15. Jesus gives his life for the congregation not the other way around – Rob Walton

Usage examples for life

  1. Everything in her life had gone wrong – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. What the life is ” – The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  3. “ I think I shall see it before me all my life – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  4. Life was all before me – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. “ A very strange life – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. “ For him I would give my life should he want it and what more can a man do for his friend – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  7. Want to be unhappy all your life – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  8. Such a life had been Mrs Treherne's ” – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  9. Don't you think the kind of life Matt's trying to live is better – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  10. “ I never was so 'drawn' to a man in my life before – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  11. “ I could give it as I could my life – Then Marched the Brave by Harriet T. Comstock
  12. It will tell you what you do not know of my life – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. How strange a thing life is ” – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  14. She had got what she wanted from life – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  15. “ For the life of him he didn't know which way to look – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  16. I've loved it all my life – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  17. “ I look to love To give me life – Sonnets and Songs by Helen Hay Whitney
  18. In all my life I neuer knew the like It haild it snowde it lightned all at once – The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe
  19. “ Tam came back to life – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  20. “ I never had one in my life – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming

Rhymes for life