Usage examples for lifelong

  1. And it bred in Fanny Brandeis a lifelong hatred of the holiday season. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. I desire them to heal her wounded spirit, and secure for her everything that may tend to her lifelong happiness. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  3. I have said that the struggle was lifelong, but it must be added that it was always unequal. – The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
  4. Dr. Bruce had reached out his hand and with the familiarity of lifelong friendship had placed it on the Bishop's shoulder and was about to ask a very important question, when they were both startled by the violent ringing of the bell. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  5. Four years ago, my lord, I retired from a lifelong career as a missionary in New Guinea to give my children the advantages of English education and English climate, and it is surely hard that I should live to curse the day on which I did so. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  6. But even this blow, and the marriage of his son Edward to the niece of his lifelong enemy, did not soften him. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  7. He returned to his law practice poor in pocket but rich in the possession of lifelong friendships and happy memories. – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  8. Mr. Dietz told me that he was under lifelong obligation to a certain Colonel Calvin Gray. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  9. He had begged her to keep an open mind so far as he was concerned and he hoped that when the time came, he might be able to trust to her lifelong friendship. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  10. In her very first letter she besought Bertha not to suppose that her appreciation of strange and beautiful things meant forgetfulness of what must be a lifelong sorrow. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  11. The Lord Himself had never seen old Mr. Govers stray an inch aside from the straight path of fidelity; but his wife had enhanced him with a lifelong suspicion that eventually established itself as historical fact. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  12. Cornelius, you know that if ever one class of human beings owed a lifelong gratitude to another, you negroes owe it to your old masters, don't you? – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  13. We marry, and find we have taken upon ourselves misery, and lifelong widowhood of the mind and moral nature. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  14. This was the beginning of a lifelong intimacy. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  15. But Sir Robert assures him that such a confession to such a woman would mean a lifelong separation. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  16. Allowance must be made for their listlessness of mind; for the absolute need of some change in their way of life; of some dream or diversion to relieve their lifelong monotony. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  17. Such was the being devoted by her father's fatal ambition to a lifelong banishment from all that is attractive in human art and beautiful in human intellect! – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  18. Only one word has stood between many a pair of young people and their lifelong happiness, and that word has got as far as the lips, but the lips trembled and would not, could not, shape that little word. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  19. I made many valuable acquaintances, on that trip, with whom I have maintained lifelong friendships. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton