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Definitions of living

  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. the financial means whereby one lives; " each child was expected to pay for their keep"; " he applied to the state for support"; " he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
  3. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; " I know the feeling!"; " have you ever known hunger?"; " I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; " The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; " I lived through two divorces"
  4. the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; " he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  5. dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; " living quarters"; " tree- living animals"
  6. people who are still living; " save your pity for the living"
  7. ( intensifier) " she is a living doll"; " scared the living daylights out of them"; " beat the living hell out of him"
  8. still in active use; " a living language"
  9. still in existence; " the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; " the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
  10. true to life; lifelike; " the living image of her mother"
  11. full of life and interest; " made history a living subject"
  12. ( used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; " carved into the living stone";
  13. ( informal) absolute; " she is a living doll"; " scared the living daylights out of them"; " beat the living hell out of him"
  14. pertaining to living persons; " within living memory"
  15. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.
  16. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.
  17. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.
  18. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
  19. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.
  20. Having life; flowing, as a spring; vigorous; active; producing life, action, or strength.
  21. Livelihood; in England, a church appointment or office; mode of life.
  22. Having life: active, lively: producing action or vigor: running or flowing.
  23. Means of subsistence: a property: the benefice of a clergyman. - THE LIVING, those alive.
  24. Subsistence; benefice.
  25. Livelihood; benefice; those who live.
  26. Having life; running; flowing; quickening.
  27. Livelihood; power of continuing life; the benefice of a clergyman; manner of life. Living rock, rock in its native state or location.
  28. of Live
  29. Not dead; existing; continuing; running; flowing; producing animation and vigour; quickening.
  30. Means of subsistence; maintenance; power of continuing life, manner of life; benefice of a clergyman; the living, those who are alive as distinguished from the dead.
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Usage examples for living

  1. Is Mr. Rochester living at Thornfield Hall now? – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. I feel- I feel- as if I were living under the whip all the time. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  3. My father had come to America to make a living. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  4. I know no one here- Where are you living? – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  5. Or in other words, the living human act of nursing is formed by its purpose. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  6. He can now make a living. – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  7. Is her husband living? – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  8. He was living at home with his mother, Owens having granted the boy leave on full pay until he was entirely well again. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. " But I beg Your Highness to go on living, so that you will keep the great love that I have had for you. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  10. You might go on living if you liked, and you ought to try- for the sake of those who love you. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  11. " We are living, now," she answered. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  12. " I think it's only living up to you. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  13. No other living thing was to be seen. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  14. You've been living where there's law. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  15. But you like living here, don't you, you dear? – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  16. Life was suddenly worth living. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. Oh yes, the father was living. – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  18. You're going to love it, living here! – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
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