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Usage examples for lifetime

  1. Wanda hoped that here was the opportunity of a lifetime. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  2. It is firmly made and will last a lifetime, yet it can readily be taken to pieces in a few minutes. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  3. It takes a lifetime to sell property in Edinburgh. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  4. There never was but one woman for me and never will be; and as to stopping here, I might, or I might not, for I've always had my feelings under very nice control and shouldn't break the rule of a lifetime. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  5. He probably saw clearly during his stay in Persia then that the Shah's authority rested too strongly in the minds of the people, by reason of his long and peaceful reign and mild rule, to give any hope of a successful revolution during his lifetime. – Persia Revisited by Thomas Edward Gordon
  6. He is said to have written in all two hundred and fifty books in the course of his lifetime. – A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
  7. There are no " mistakes of a lifetime," if we sum up the whole life. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  8. He might regret it, if he did, for a lifetime. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  9. Now and then a few words of their talk fell upon her ears, and it was merry, kindly, intimate talk, the fruit of a lifetime of domestic happiness. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  10. She explained that she had in the savings- bank five hundred dollars, the entire savings of a lifetime, which she intended to use now. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  11. Remember again that what is and what is promised have come in a lifetime. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  12. Hoping to extend this too limited circle of Hamlet's friendships, we have accepted as a summer guest a cynical old parrot, who has already, in a lifetime cruelly long for a captive, known a variety of vanishing households. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  13. It would last a lifetime. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  14. A lifetime is too short to allow of rest. – This Is the End by Stella Benson
  15. They were like roses to the old traders, cast away this lifetime out here in the desert. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  16. They record the impression of a careless hour as though it were the experience of a lifetime. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  17. Her son's death, he saw when he looked into her mind, had not come as a surprise to her; it was one more unhappy event, in a lifetime in which she had expected nothing else. – Wizard by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
  18. Yes, of my whole lifetime! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  19. " Why, Alan, haven't I had my whole lifetime to think of it? – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  20. No, if he had loved Kimberly and Noppawan at certain times this was enough love for him in a lifetime. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
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