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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
life
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a full life
▪ Before her illness, Rose enjoyed a full life.
a hard life
▪ She’s had a hard life.
a life member (=one who has paid to be a member for their whole life)
▪ a life member of the Royal Academy of Artists
a life of luxury
▪ It was difficult to give up a life of luxury.
a life policy/life insurance policy (=one that will pay out money if you die)
▪ New homeowners must usually buy a life policy before they can get a mortgage.
a life policy/life insurance policy (=one that will pay out money if you die)
▪ New homeowners must usually buy a life policy before they can get a mortgage.
a life sentence (=prison for the rest of your life, or a very long time)
▪ In 1978 he was given a life sentence for attacking a 72-year-old woman.
a normal life
▪ All I want is to lead a happy, normal life.
a species lives somewhere (=used about animals)
▪ Many rainforest species cannot live anywhere else.
adult life
▪ He lived most of his adult life in Scotland.
affect...lives
▪ decisions which affect our lives
all your life/all day/all year etc (=during the whole of your life, a day, a year etc)
▪ He had worked all his life in the mine.
▪ The boys played video games all day.
an active life
▪ He lived a full and active life.
battery life (=how long a battery produces electricity)
▪ My old phone had a longer battery life.
be in fear of/for your life (=be afraid that you may be killed)
▪ Celia was in fear of her life when she saw the truck coming toward her.
be scarred for life (=get a permanent scar)
▪ A little girl has been scarred for life in a tragic playground accident.
become a way of life
▪ For Mark, travelling has become a way of life.
blameless life
▪ She had led a blameless life.
branded...for life
▪ Stealing that money has branded Jim for life – no one will trust him again.
change of life
city life
▪ the advantages of city life
closed society/world/way of life
▪ Venetian art in this period was a closed world.
colourful history/past/career/life
▪ Charlie Chaplin had a long and colorful career.
contemporary life
▪ the complexity of contemporary life
domestic life
▪ She enjoyed domestic life and bringing up three children.
double life
▪ Marje had no idea that her husband was leading a double life with another woman.
easy life
▪ On the whole, Dad has had an easy life.
elixir of life
▪ the search for the elixir of life
endangers...life
▪ Smoking during pregnancy endangers your baby’s life.
enrich...life
▪ Education can greatly enrich your life.
escape with your life (=escape and not be killed)
▪ When the tunnel collapsed, the men were lucky to escape with their lives.
everyday life
▪ the problems of everyday life
fact of life
▪ Mass unemployment seems to be a fact of life nowadays.
family life
▪ Some people believe that television is destroying family life.
fear for sb’s safety/life
▪ a terrifying ordeal in which she feared for her life
fighting for...life (=trying to stay alive)
▪ Stockley is fighting for his life, with serious head injuries.
frighten sb to death/frighten the life out of sb (=make someone feel extremely afraid)
▪ He drove at a speed which frightened Lara to death.
from every walk of life/from all walks of life
▪ Our volunteers include people from all walks of life.
from every walk of life/from all walks of life
▪ Our volunteers include people from all walks of life.
get the shock of your life (=get a very big shock)
▪ He got the shock of his life when he found out who I was.
home life
▪ These children need a proper home life.
human life
▪ I firmly believe in the sanctity of all human life.
humdrum existence/job/life etc
▪ the prisoners’ humdrum routine
hung on for dear life
▪ She grasped the side of the boat and hung on for dear life.
in real life
▪ Things don’t happen quite that easily in real life.
in the prime of life
▪ a man in the prime of life
intelligent life
▪ forms of intelligent life
island life
▪ He had become used to the slow pace of island life.
jail sb for two months/six years/life etc
▪ They ought to jail her killer for life.
Jaws of Life
lead a double life (=deceive people by keeping different parts of your life separate and not letting anyone know the whole truth)
▪ Joe had been leading a double life, seeing an ex-model while his wife believed he was on business.
lead a life of luxury/poverty etc
lead a normal/quiet/busy etc life
▪ If the operation succeeds, Carly will be able to lead a normal life.
▪ He has led a charmed life been very fortunate.
lead the life of a ...
▪ She now leads the life of a recluse.
lead/live a double life
▪ Marje had no idea that her husband was leading a double life with another woman.
life assurance
life belt
life buoy
life choice
life coach
life cycle
life expectancy
life experience (=experience that comes from life)
▪ As an older parent, your life experience is one of your greatest assets.
life form
▪ life forms on other planets
life history
life imprisonment
life imprisonment
life in the fast lane
▪ Brenda is a lady who loves life in the fast lane.
life in the raw
▪ He went on the streets to experience life in the raw.
life insurance
▪ Surprisingly few families have adequate life insurance.
life insurance
Life is never dull when
Life is never dull when Elizabeth is here.
Life is not...a barrel of laughs
Life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment.
life jacket
life peer
life preserver
life raft
life science
life sentence
▪ Miller is serving a life sentence for murder.
life span
▪ Captivity vastly reduces the life span of whales.
life story
▪ She insisted on telling me her whole life story.
life support system
life vest
live a normal life
▪ He’s not well enough to live a normal life.
live a quiet/active/healthy etc life
▪ She lives a very busy life.
live the life of
▪ He had chosen to live the life of a monk.
live...life
▪ I just want to live my life in my own way.
lives alone
▪ She lives alone.
lives in dread of (=is continuously very afraid of)
▪ She lives in dread of the disease returning.
living a life of luxury
▪ She’s now in Hollywood living a life of luxury.
living life to the full
▪ Ed believes in living life to the full.
lonely life/existence
▪ He led a lonely life with few friends.
loss of life
▪ The war has led to a tragic loss of life.
love life
low life
▪ a novel about low life in Chicago in the 1930s
made...life hell
▪ My mother made my life hell.
make life easy for ourselves
▪ Why don’t we make life easy for ourselves and finish it tomorrow?
make life miserable
▪ Mosquito bites can make life miserable.
make life/things difficult for sb (=cause problems for someone)
▪ She’s doing everything she can to make life difficult for him.
marine life
▪ the enormous variety of marine life
married life
▪ Throughout her married life, her husband’s interests had come first.
mission in life
▪ His main mission in life is to earn as much money as possible.
modern life
▪ These problems are a major part of modern life.
never in all my life (=used to emphasize how bad something was)
▪ Never in all my life have I felt so humiliated.
ordinary life
▪ Art should be part of ordinary life.
philosophy of life
▪ The idea that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you is a fine philosophy of life.
plant life (=plants)
▪ All but the dirtiest of rivers support some plant life.
political life
▪ At that time women were excluded from the political life of the country.
pond life (=things that live in ponds)
▪ The children are studying pond life this term.
private life
▪ He enjoys everything he does in both his professional and his private life.
put sb/sb’s life in danger
▪ Firemen put their own lives in danger as part of their job.
quiet life
▪ He wants a quiet life, while she wants to go out partying.
ran for...life (=ran in order to avoid being killed)
▪ Jane struggled free and ran for her life.
rebuild...lives (=live normally again after something bad has happened)
▪ We try to help them rebuild their lives .
retire from public life
▪ Her drink problem has forced her to retire from public life.
right to life
▪ Every unborn child has a right to life.
risk life and limb (=risk your life and health)
▪ Why risk life and limb jumping out of a plane just to raise money for charity?
risked...life
▪ He risked his life helping others to escape.
rules...life
▪ the passion for power and success which rules her life
save...life
▪ a new treatment that could save his life
sb's social life (=activities that involve being with other people for pleasure)
▪ Teenagers enjoy an active social life.
sb’s early childhood/adolescence/life (=when someone is a young child, adolescent etc)
▪ We’ve known each other since early childhood.
sb’s personal life
▪ I’ve got to maintain a balance between my personal life and my work.
sb’s professional life
▪ At this point she took the biggest risk of her professional life.
scare the life/living daylights/hell etc out of sb (=scare someone very much)
▪ The alarm scared the hell out of me.
Second Life
sedentary life/job/lifestyle etc
▪ health problems caused by our sedentary lifestyles
serving...life sentence
▪ Miller is serving a life sentence for murder.
sex life
▪ an active and fulfilling sex life
shelf life
signing away...life
▪ I felt as if I was signing away my life.
spared...life
▪ the soldier who had spared his life
spark of life (=quality of energy)
▪ McKellen’s performance gives the play its spark of life .
spent...working life
▪ He spent all his working life in a factory.
sth’s life cycle (=the stages of life that happen in order)
▪ Dragonflies develop wings in the last stage of their life cycle.
still life
student life (=the way of life of university and college students)
▪ Parties are an important part of student life.
telling...life story
▪ She insisted on telling me her whole life story.
the American/British etc way of life
the bane of...life
▪ Her brother is the bane of her life.
the course of history/sb’s life etc
▪ Changing conditions shape the course of evolution.
the pace of life
▪ Here, the sun shines every day and the pace of life is slower.
told...the facts of life
▪ Mum told me the facts of life when I was twelve.
traditional way of life
▪ The tribe’s traditional way of life is under threat.
village life (=all the activities in a village)
▪ She had always taken an active part in village life.
walk of life
▪ Our volunteers include people from all walks of life.
way of life
▪ The tribe’s traditional way of life is under threat.
zest for life
▪ She had a great zest for life.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
active
▪ In practice active and contemplative life get in each other's way.
▪ The best demonstration that an academic person cares about others is sharing an active intellectual life.
▪ All that mattered was the retention of an active way of life that would maintain the stimulus to individual self-development.
▪ Within the limits of the canons' active pastoral life, Chrodegang stressed the communal liturgy.
▪ Go to bed wishing I could have bestowed an extra twenty years' active life upon Bunuel and Jane Austen.
▪ He withdrew from active life and retired to Kenilworth where on the 4 January 1927 he died at the age of seventy-seven.
▪ Even though they were retired, they had been leading a very active life.
▪ Most residents of homes for the elderly are in their eighties and have come there towards the end of an active life.
adult
▪ Being overweight, when young or in your adult life. 3.
▪ I have cared for others all of my adult life.
▪ Thus the simple but overall goal is that children should grow up properly equipped for adult life.
▪ I have had motor neurone disease for practically all my adult life.
▪ In addition to marriage, many people say that raising children is perhaps the single most maturing experience in their adult lives.
▪ Though leading outwardly normal lives, many from the Kindertransporte were still subject to emotional repercussions long into adult life.
▪ Louis, Ray has spent most of his adult life behind bars.
daily
▪ With complete honesty these works convey the realities of daily life.
▪ Going about my daily life, I certainly never told them aloud and never even alluded to them.
▪ But do you not think the life of the Thirties, the daily life, was much more terrible?
▪ So reality is portrayed as a series of crises and cliff-hanger plotlines, as opposed to the plodding process of daily life.
▪ If daily life was difficult, public duties were a nightmare.
▪ Every facet of daily life was subject to a set of rigid institutional controls and physical sanctions entirely new to human experience.
▪ She chooses to paint objects and settings that reflect the natural pleasure and sympathy she has with her daily life.
▪ The daily lives of the patients are not scheduled by staff; participation in treatment and rehabilitation programs is voluntary.
early
▪ Despite the primacy of its influence, socialisation in the early years of life is not confined to the family, however.
▪ Little is known of his early life.
▪ For most of her early life Vysokogorets-Dostoevskaya was oblivious to the status of her great-grandfather.
▪ At the beginning of his testimony Friday, Simpson described his earlier life, his rise from projects to athletic stardom.
▪ This act of betrayal is perhaps a more real reason for O'Brian's reluctance to talk about his early life.
▪ These were the things our minister preached to us every Sunday of my early life.
▪ Inappropriate medical management of these cases can cause food refusal later because of inappropriate feeding experiences during early life.
▪ Also known as Levi; no records of his early life.
everyday
▪ He was equable and a pessimist and very gay in everyday life.
▪ For example, the constructions can be found everywhere in everyday life.
▪ The flow of everyday life provides a context in which individual human consciousness usually operates.
▪ National character supposedly reflects the everyday life that finds its way into the culture.
▪ For example, we already know the physical laws that govern everything that we experience in everyday life.
▪ People have plenty of warnings in their everyday lives.
▪ I can cope with him and everyday life now.
▪ Its vigour and vitality attest to a popular piety deeply rooted in the everyday life of the local community.
full
▪ She had lived a very full life.
▪ I felt full of life and my commitment to activism was, for me, a rejection of death.
▪ But you're not one of them, Shae - you're too warm, too full of life.
▪ Inside, the place was warm, inviting and full of life.
▪ Their characters do not seem to lead full, emotional lives.
▪ Perhaps if my parents had not died so early, I might have been able to live a full life.
▪ The plump girl, who had been so full of life, was killed in the same way as the earlier victims.
▪ This is because we have withheld from them the full elixir of life.
human
▪ I believe firmly in the sanctity of human life-all human life.
▪ The contest between rival visions of the meaning of human life was about to begin.
▪ Politicians often claim that human life is beyond economic calculation and must be given absolute priority whatever the cost.
▪ Underneath there persists, powerfully too, a thick sense of what is normal for human life.
▪ Nothing is sacred the United Nations flag, the Red Cross, and least of all human life.
▪ As a result, those four decades seem utterly normative to us, the only conceivable pattern for human life.
▪ Yet it is by no means the only, or the first, function of language in human life.
▪ Having disposed of one great story which gave coherence to human life, Western culture substituted another called scientific progress.
late
▪ Those who gave smoking up in later life occupy an intermediate position.
▪ They gave him something he needed late in life, and he gave them something they needed early in theirs.
▪ In later life his philanthropic deeds were legion.
▪ But, though large, the book is not, like Welles in later life, overweight.
▪ However, the variations in mortality between the developed and Third World in the later years of life are much less extreme.
▪ For these serious psychiatric conditions the onset of new cases in later life appears to be very rare.
▪ He certainly enjoyed perfect health, helped, he claimed, by being a teetotaller and in later life a vegetarian.
▪ A second influence has been the developing interest in the differences in later life experience between men and women.
long
▪ It also had one of the longest lives as it was working right up to the late 1940s.
▪ That hour, how-ever, would be one of the longest of their lives.
▪ On the other hand warrants invariably start out with much longer lives and are exercised on dates predetermined by the issuing company.
modern
▪ The hustle and bustle of modern life occurs in the shadow of history.
▪ I tried to find the plastic value of these fragments of our modern life.
▪ Cumulative selection is the key to all our modern explanations of life.
▪ Singles may be peripheral in a sense; but their experience is central to the enigmas of modern life.
▪ We think of the desert of modern life with the concentration on material possessions and its resultant poverty.
▪ Such was its seductive hold that it could seem as if all of modern life was bewitched by a Taylorist demon.
▪ But in practice, modern Earthly life is a protege of water, as much as it is of carbon.
▪ As options and the means of accessing them have multiplied, change has become a generally congenial rule of modern life.
new
▪ Start planning your new career and life today.
▪ Eggs are an international symbol of Easter, the sign of rebirth and new life.
▪ I would have a completely new life that was pleasant enough.
▪ But new exquisite life can't inhabit such places.
▪ And, on the other hand, he believed that his anguish would give it new strength and new life.
▪ The Jones family set sail for a new life.
▪ Monroe Presley likes to dream of what his new life will be like.
normal
▪ But I've benefited enormously from having a stable, normal home life.
▪ Some patients did emerge from iron lungs and resume their normal lives, fully recovered.
▪ Harry will probably get over his affection for Lucy once we return to a normal life again.
▪ In the ocean they live to be 40, double their normal life expectancy in captivity.
▪ She can lead an almost totally normal life.
▪ From then on, any semblance of normal life became impossible.
▪ I don't want a lonely life, just a normal family life again.
▪ Clare was surprised to find how much money it cost to lead what she considered a normal life.
ordinary
▪ Nevertheless the Hena villagers, in their ordinary lives, led much the same sort of existence as the Goigama villagers.
▪ We hear from their parents and siblings about their ordinary lives and varied personalities, and about their final hours.
▪ I mean, live an ordinary life.
▪ People often display powers in time of fire that they would never dream of in ordinary life.
▪ Any revolutionary aspirations of the younger members are centred on gaining work and admittance to the mainstream of ordinary life.
▪ In a study of everyday or ordinary life the scholar can go beyond the ordinary because the people studied do.
▪ It was crewed by amateur sailors and one of them says adjusting to ordinary life has been difficult.
▪ The fluctuations, then, are well within the range of ordinary urban life and hardly noticeable to humans.
personal
▪ Fonda has played almost as many roles in her personal life as she has in film.
▪ And finally, there was my personal life, which was separate from the family and work.
▪ She says her life revolved around the ice rink - she had to fit her personal life in around her skating.
▪ The truly scientific mind can also be open to forms of truth which lie in the area of personal life and relationships.
▪ Our business and personal lives depend upon being able to use words successfully.
▪ With Osterlind he discussed art and philosophy but not his personal life.
▪ Everyone needs to be able to integrate work with personal life.
▪ I may be too strongly associated in Voznesensky's mind with a complicated period in his personal life.
political
▪ It is the candid chronicle of a long and distinguished political life.
▪ But the more Dole succeeded in his political life, the more his marriage deteriorated.
▪ Not many other people in Texas political life were beating his drum.
▪ Mr Major and his Chancellor Norman Lamont were fighting for their political lives last night in the greatest crisis they have faced.
▪ Men would be swayed to this action or that; economic and political life would be erratic and rudderless.
▪ The Hanoverian kings were not uninterested in political life but they had difficulty comprehending the complexities of domestic and foreign affairs.
▪ The soccer mom walks out a happy customer and a political ally for life.
private
▪ Erecting and maintaining barriers between the public and private aspects of life demands energy and vigilance.
▪ Individuals were encouraged to relate politics to every aspect of their public and private lives.
▪ The effects of alcohol misuse spill over from private life into the workplace, causing inefficiency and accidents as well as absenteeism.
▪ Herrera, anxious to return to private life and to recuperate from his recent illness, again refused.
▪ His determination to ensure his private life remained private kept him hidden off screen.
▪ But then Paul is not the sort of man to talk about his private life at work.
▪ This obliges countries to respect an individual's private and family life.
▪ Everyone is entitled to some private life.
public
▪ In his later years Howard seems increasingly to have retired from public life.
▪ It is probably too soon to know what effect the Rich case might have on his prospects in public life.
▪ Dali's public life was an eccentric extension of his surrealist vision.
▪ What fosters the Terrells' sizable contributions to public life is money, old money and vast money.
▪ It went far beyond her role as a woman in public life.
▪ It presents us with an important catharsis that we should hope never becomes the town square of public life.
▪ At present, few opportunities exist for citizens to act as participants in public life.
▪ In public life his guiding principles were Protestantism and protectionism.
real
▪ And yet, on a mature view, do not all these fragments suggest the pressures of real life?
▪ Drama, after all, is not real life.
▪ They are treating people in a real life context.
▪ In real life, Selena ran out of that motel room with a bullet wound, and bled to death.
▪ The Internet is no substitute for real life but it's great for fighting off boredom.
▪ Both Kemp and Gore referred to real life people to illustrate their points.
▪ More detailed than real life, more exact, more real.
▪ Q: Are you a cheerleader in real life?
social
▪ Allowing home and social lives to wither means that there are no other sources of support when work fails.
▪ These children may be passive and have difficulty taking charge of their social life.
▪ For some there is the enjoyment of the social life which may be offered by the Church and its musicians.
▪ Thus the study of the political world is of crucial importance to the creation of humane social life.
▪ Roles provide social life with order and predictability.
▪ Alcohol provided a social life for Dad as well as an escape.
▪ Not altering your own social life and neglecting your own friendships.
▪ He would state all these things and would add that Citizen Oswald takes no part in the social life of the shop.
well
▪ There were better things in life, for a young man like him, than plodding round London after a pick-pocket.
▪ Cricket represented a better life for their children.
▪ When she got pregnant again, she decided she wanted a better life for her child.
▪ Hope keeps the characters searching for a better life.
▪ She tries to shepherd a reluctant gang member named Howie through the system and into a better life.
▪ I hope you and Cyril are well and enjoying life.
▪ Nowadays parents work real hard so that they can have a better life than their parents had.
whole
▪ His whole life was lived at the mercy of the second favourite planet.
▪ To me in my whole life, if you keep score, you have to be the best.
▪ That had never happened to her in her whole life before.
▪ Ya do one fucken thing wrong in yur whole goddamn life an ya got ta pay fer it till kingdom come!
▪ It was to have a big effect on my whole life.
▪ Her whole life had been locked to geometries.
▪ But a whole way of life leads up to that moment of departure-and the song is a symbol of it.
▪ They would not understand what a bitter struggle my whole life has been.
■ NOUN
assurance
▪ These illustrations should not be used as a basis for comparing similar policies issued by other life assurance companies or Friendly Societies.
▪ They can buy life assurance companies, run unit trusts and take over or start stockbroking firms.
▪ Takeovers and mergers continue to take place within the life assurance sector.
▪ And of course, also increase the life assurance protection for your family.
▪ Priorities Plus combines life assurance with critical illness cover.
▪ The move implements cancellation provisions contained in the second and third life assurance directive.
▪ The amount of each encashment will depend upon your age at that time and the amount of life assurance.
▪ In December the last hope, life assurance giant Prudential, pulled out.
cycle
▪ Ostertagia ostertagi O. ostertagi has a direct life cycle.
▪ Their life cycle is much like that of ferns.
▪ Like most butterflies they share the same basic life cycle.
▪ The 1990s will be an age of niche markets, intense competition, and extremely short product life cycles.
▪ However, the complex life cycle and the effects of the virus on the immune system make this a very difficult task.
▪ Plant cover crops such as cereal rye to add organic matter and disrupt the life cycle of root knot nematodes.
▪ Both free-living and parasitic phases of the life cycle are similar to those of the bovine species.
▪ The current interpretation is essentially a compromise between these two extremes, the life cycle interpretation.
expectancy
▪ Despite these problems most people get by and have a life expectancy of about 70 to 80 years.
▪ Due to life expectancy these boilers have not been priced for conversion.
▪ Their life expectancy may be less than the national average, and they may be more susceptible to illness and disease.
▪ Doctors put the life expectancy of sufferers at about 40 years - even if they have daily injections of insulin.
▪ They frequently suffer chest infections and have a low life expectancy.
▪ Second, Aids has slashed life expectancy in many countries, killing the most economically productive generation and leaving orphans and elderly.
family
▪ She warned that family life was increasingly under threat from debt and house repossession.
▪ This one, because it explores living family life in a new way, is more collective than most.
▪ The less well-to-do may encourage early marriage and give priority to settling down to stable family life.
▪ Mom wears an apron and a smile, looking fully ensconced in family life.
▪ It is without television that our family life would be destroyed.
▪ Rousseau called for reforms in state, church, education, family life and marriage.
▪ It reflects the inviolability of family life that in our society helps to mask the darker side of caring and dependency.
▪ Not only did the new managers feel they neglected their family lives, they ignored their need for leisure and relaxation.
imprisonment
▪ I mentioned the sentence of life imprisonment and the unlimited fines that are available for crimes involving knives.
▪ If convicted, Kordic faces up to life imprisonment.
▪ Astiz has already been sentenced, in absentia, to life imprisonment by a Paris court.
▪ I think life imprisonment with hard labor is really important.
▪ Two former students were sentenced inabsentia to life imprisonment.
▪ New closed prisons were built for convicted offenders serving long fixed sentences or life imprisonment for the most serious crimes.
▪ Gen Krstic faces life imprisonment if the final verdict, due in the first half of next year, is guilty.
▪ He insisted their sentence should be commuted to life imprisonment.
insurance
▪ Finally, life insurance to protect your loan is vital.
▪ In addition, a number of books on life insurance are readily available at public libraries.
▪ Conditions of service are good with a contributory pension scheme, subsidised canteen and free life insurance.
▪ As for price competition, it is about as real and intelligible as it is in the life insurance or banking fields.
▪ Green was set to gain £120,000 in life insurance on his wife, the court heard.
▪ These calls and mailings are probably selling living trusts, annuities, life insurance or a combination of these.
▪ And even if you already have private medical insurance and life insurance, you may still need Lloyds Bank Accident Cashguard.
▪ Families with young children typically do need life insurance.
sentence
▪ John Shaw, the elected prisoners' chairman of D-wing tells John Earle, a life sentence inmate, what to expect.
▪ Stiner and his brother, George, were convicted for murder and received life sentences.
▪ She had been served four years of a life sentence for the murder of her baby son.
▪ Saldivar claimed she fired her gun accidentally, but she was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.
▪ Smart, 30, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole.
▪ If convicted, the alleged drug lord could face several life sentences.
▪ Nilson is serving a life sentence after he admitted killing 15 or 16 men.
▪ Eslaminia is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole at Folsom Prison.
story
▪ This is an epic of Oprah's age, with an engaging heroine whose life story is well-made, but essentially insignificant.
▪ Major newspapers and national magazines will be telling and retelling his life story.
▪ Weekly budgets don't tell life stories.
▪ Often families, like the patients, floundered in their efforts to adapt to new roles and changed life stories.
▪ His life story could have come straight from one of his classic blues songs.
▪ Cornell was the most autobiographical of artists, for ever relating his life story -- or lack of one -- in his work.
▪ It was Bruno Morenz's life story.
▪ His platform is his life story and his political career.
■ VERB
affect
▪ What happens in another country can within seconds affect life in our own country.
▪ The strange, eerie story of an ancient love so strong that it affects the lives of those in the present.
▪ Collins is the amorous object of a football referee's fantasy which affects his professional life on the field.
▪ The group fears that the change in regulations would lead to more ocean dumping which could adversely affect sea life and beaches.
▪ On a wider front secularism has affected our lives in a variety of ways.
▪ These upheavals have shaken and shaped the twentieth century, and in countless ways they affect our lives still.
▪ Police say they have to make decisions affecting hundreds of lives in minutes.
▪ Naturally, we hope every citizen will vote, a simple obligation of democracy with results that profoundly affect our lives.
bring
▪ They too are part of the Nature which brings life into being.
▪ An ad campaign brought to life.
▪ But Chris - Chris had brought him back to life.
▪ Because it was done with respect for the music, and with a fresh approach that brought it life all over again.
▪ It brings a lot of life to the town.
▪ He was dead, and remained dead until brought back to life by Rhea.
▪ He needs something to bring him back to life something to live for.
▪ Artisans needed more than just fertile imaginations and a soft touch with a trowel to bring their work to life.
change
▪ It was to change the life of the human race as much as had steam.
▪ My work has changed my life.
▪ Mike Rowbottom reports on how the inmates work together to change their lives in part two of our series, Inside Story.
▪ In addition, of course, working toward a meaningful life goal changes the feeling of life very greatly.
▪ Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view.
▪ Kiefer Sutherland stars as Kevin Richter, an uncontrollable teenager whose hidden past holds the key to changing his life.
▪ What happened after the war changed my course of life.
claim
▪ The feud has so far claimed five lives.
▪ They scrub because if war claimed their lives, these volunteers would want some one to care for their memory, too.
▪ Its independence campaign has claimed nearly 800 lives since 1968.
▪ One military intelligence soldier fired on a months ago claiming he felt his life was threatened.
▪ It may yet claim other lives!
▪ That assault claimed five lives and injured many others.
▪ This crevasse alone has claimed 18 lives.
lead
▪ They can be real and strong, affecting the way we lead our lives.
▪ So I led a peaceable life, isolated from the intermittent scientific squabbles over who had first rights to which animals.
▪ It was to be more than five years before they were able to lead a normal married life.
▪ Mendl will give me a home, he wants children, he wants to lead a normal life.
▪ They lead medieval-style lives of appalling hardship.
▪ A slightly revised theory of the ignorance of paternity involves the idea that women and men led largely separate lives.
▪ The travellers say they should be allowed to lead a nomadic life.
▪ Though I myself led a licentious life, the licentiousness of the women nevertheless shocked me.
live
▪ Today, people are living longer and healthier lives.
▪ More recently, the couple made a brave effort to live a normal life for the children.
▪ Like anyone who has lived most of his life in relative obscurity, Payne remains uncomfortable with public scrutiny.
▪ We've lived such different lives, Shelley, but the moment we were together it didn't matter at all.
▪ He lived his separate life and she waited for him to falter and slip back into alcohol.
▪ For official artists it meant living a privileged life.
▪ You can be your own man. Live your own life.
lose
▪ Nevertheless, unless there's some cooperation between us, your daughter could lose her life.
▪ Almost losing his life in his effort at reformation, Andrew joined the Theatines.
▪ There was a quietness about her that Mary had seen before when people were losing their hold on life.
▪ Many princes tried and failed, and so they lost their lives.
▪ At least ninety-three people lost their lives in the first days of fighting.
▪ Some lost their lives in panic while trying to scramble aboard crowded ships.
▪ Between 1641 and 1651 more than one in five adult males bore arms perhaps one in twenty lost their lives.
▪ All had been shed once upon a time when she had lost her life.
risk
▪ Kevin Hunt, of Middleton, Greater Manchester, said yesterday youngsters are risking their lives and damaging trees by climbing them.
▪ She then mates with the transvestite who never risked his life.
▪ Every time a lifeboatman puts to sea, he risks his life.
▪ Cieslakiewicz had risked his life for him.
▪ Men and women from the ambulances risked their lives to rescue tormented souls.
▪ He had risked their lives, but the gamble had paid off and that was the end of it.
▪ Sometimes they would take journalists to the front line; sometimes they would risk their lives to help reporters.
▪ Your grandfather risked his own life to save Michael.
save
▪ But they say their real reward is knowing they've helped to save lives.
▪ That was just one of hundreds of incidents where its fast, clean work saved a life.
▪ The M-forty through Oxfordshire is notoriously prone to fog ... campaigners say overhead lighting is urgently needed to save lives.
▪ It may be the smallest investment that's saved the most lives across the developing world.
▪ As long as the cancers are detected early enough, laser treatment can save lives.
▪ After a few seconds, the machine may repeat its order or advise another course of action that could save a life.
▪ Doctor Ryding's passport bears witness to the thousands of miles he's travelled helping to save lives for the red cross.
▪ Do not overfeed, and systematize your feeding to save the lives of your fish.
share
▪ I married Danny because I was madly in love and wanted to share my life with him.
▪ They share the life of books.
▪ For how long would Rachaela have to go on sharing her life with this being?
▪ This helps avoid a lot of misunderstandings down the shared road of life.
▪ Like most butterflies they share the same basic life cycle.
▪ Even as I write this, the shared facts of our lives continue to thread their way through our flesh.
▪ Not positively and self-sufficiently alone, but alone because she had no one with whom to share her life.
▪ The women, both 33, have been living together and sharing their lives for the last six years.
spend
▪ They always appear to be happy and spend their lives trying to help others.
▪ I spent my life making such moments in men.
▪ Pupils between the ages of 5 and 16 spend a great deal of their life within the school walls.
▪ And moral objections to people spending their lives shooting scag.
▪ He had spent his life designing inoffensive wallpaper, he realised, and he was not really ashamed of that.
▪ Instead, they spent their lives working at the family store Olivia was bookkeeper for near fifty goddamn years.
▪ The courageous two-year-old has spent all his short life in hospital.
▪ She has spent her life trying to make me feel guilty.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(a) lust for life
▪ Quinn's lust for life is contagious.
▪ In view of her lust for life, her appetite simply for living?
(as) large as life
▪ As large as life and death, both funny and sad - and not a little dangerous.
▪ He had been standing large as life beside Lady Usk, and it was plain that he knew her identity.
▪ I looked up - he was standing nearby, large as life.
▪ Oh, Lee, you're as large as life.
▪ There were the words, as large as life and often twice as sane.
I'd stake my life on it
a dog's life
a life of crime
▪ At the age of twelve, he entered into a life of crime.
▪ I certainly never figured Tod/John for a life of crime.
▪ I paid Fagin to trap Oliver into a life of crime.
▪ Jock has chosen a life of crime within which to fashion a self.
▪ They hadn't bothered tuppence before when he was following a life of crime.
a life of ease
▪ Rachel has always lived a life of ease.
a matter of life and/or death
a new lease of life
▪ A re-style can provide locks with a new lease of life.
▪ Artistic director Christopher Gable has injected it with a new lease of life and brought it to a completely different audience.
▪ Clearly retirement has given Jean-Luc Sadourny a new lease of life.
▪ For example, somebody may find that working from home injects their career with a new lease of life.
▪ Male speaker It's absolutely wonderful - to be given a new lease of life. you're given a second chance.
▪ Now they are aiming for a new lease of life and further development.
▪ The Chelsea goalkeeper has found a new lease of life at Grimsby since joining them on loan.
▪ The political controversy over the Habre affair has been given a new lease of life.
a sheltered life/childhood/upbringing etc
▪ I lead a sheltered life out in the branch.
▪ Listen honey, d' you think I lead a sheltered life?
▪ We led a sheltered life out there in the suburbs.
▪ What a sheltered life she leads, in her self-built lavender ghetto.
a slice of life
an attempt on sb's life
be made (for life)
▪ Accusations of ballot-box stuffing at the neighborhood-run election were made about the meeting which nominated the new slate.
▪ Both the subcommittee and Mr Gingrich agree that no public comment should be made about this matter while it is still pending.
▪ That base, Dobson contends, is made up of conservative Christians who are anti-abortion.
▪ The chief librarian is responsible for an operation that is made up of the Main Library and 26 neighborhood branches.
▪ The neck is made from maple, which was a surprise, because I was expecting mahogany.
▪ The temporary replacement car will be made available only when full details of the loss or damage are notified to General Accident.
▪ Various adjustments are made to allow for special circumstances affecting local costs of providing particular services.
beat/thrash etc sb to within an inch of their life
bereft of hope/meaning/life etc
▪ How haggard and bereft of hope they looked!
▪ These women were old and toothless at a young age, their eyes bereft of hope.
breathe life into sth
▪ After the marriage, though, she wants to breathe life into their dry, platonic relationship.
▪ Belliustin called upon the tsar to circumvent the ecclesiastical hierarchy and breathe life into the clerical estate.
▪ Now they each had a picture which they examined and re-examined, trying to breathe life into the two-dimensional image.
▪ Something unexplainable takes over and breathes life into the known life.
▪ The deal aims to breathe life into the stationer's e-business efforts.
▪ We harness fossil energy and breathe life into machines.
cost sb their job/life/marriage etc
▪ And, for those who work in the travel and tourism industry, this tax could cost them their jobs.
▪ His plans to slash defence budgets by £6 billion would cost 100,000 more their jobs.
▪ I believe that it would cost many people their jobs and would cause far more damage than good.
▪ It could cost them their lives.
▪ The most far-reaching internal investigation in Phoenix police history cost four officers their jobs Friday for purchasing banned rifles under false pretenses.
daily life
▪ VCRs have become a part of daily life in North America.
▪ Going about my daily life, I certainly never told them aloud and never even alluded to them.
▪ Just smile politely and proceed with your daily life.
▪ Most older people cope with the ups and downs of their daily lives.
▪ She could well understand how women in particular wanted to get away to the West where daily life was so much more convenient.
▪ Such murders were becoming part of daily life in El Salvador.
▪ They insure up to the hilt, yet worries about money, health and security suffuse daily life.
▪ Will the daily lives of these people be improved through this project?
▪ With complete honesty these works convey the realities of daily life.
day-to-day work/business/life etc
▪ Also the day-to-day work of schools and the task of assessing pupils assumed a higher importance than the development of new curriculum.
▪ But since the arrival of Robins, he has taken a backseat role with day-to-day business being handled by the new chairman.
▪ Directors were given the exclusive right to manage the day-to-day business of the company.
▪ In our day-to-day lives, including day-to-day scientific lives, we have little need of such confirmed hypotheses.
▪ It also recognises that day-to-day business and executive authority is vested in line management.
▪ Justices, of course, are accustomed, as part of their day-to-day work, to assessing costs of comparatively small amounts.
▪ The problem arises because there is nothing in our day-to-day life to provide us with sufficient exercise.
▪ While with the Chargers for the past two years, McNeely oversaw the day-to-day business operations.
depart this life
end your life/end it all
enter sb's life
▪ Brandy's friends noticed a big difference in her after Jerry entered her life.
expectation of life
▪ About seven more years had been added to expectation of life up to 1901, after which the pace accelerated sharply.
▪ But what of the expectation of life of some one who has reached the age of forty?
▪ Improvements in expectation of life are slight in the eighteenth century.
▪ Second, women have a longer expectation of life than men.
▪ She was given a very short expectation of life by the doctors.
▪ Still less is it intended to mirror the expectation of life of the deceased or his dependants.
▪ The plaintiff is aged 30 and has a normal expectation of life.
▪ When the normal expectation of life is very low, sickness and death are normal hazards.
follow a profession/trade/way of life etc
for dear life
▪ Sherman held onto the bar for dear life.
▪ It turns on to its side and as I cling on for dear life I hear a startled cry from Nathan.
▪ The girl shut her eyes and gripped back for dear life.
▪ The playing throughout the evening was truly superb, every instrumentalist bowing and blowing and thumping as though for dear life.
▪ They often looked very strained to Anna, as if they were holding on to their loyalty for dear life.
▪ This wasn't easy either, because she was spooked and was clinging for dear life to the poor kid's hair.
▪ With difficulty, he made his way towards her, Charlotte clinging to him for dear life.
give sb the kiss of life
▪ His girlfriend was trying to give him the kiss of life.
▪ I tried to give her the kiss of life.
▪ The ship's doctor tried to give them the kiss of life but they could not be revived.
▪ Why didn't you at least try to resuscitate her, give her the kiss of life?
good/better/healthy etc start (in life)
▪ A good start is one where you pass close behind the start boat going at speed.
▪ But it wasn't a good start in the lessons of love, and left me very arid in such matters.
▪ He had better start by accepting that if he does the right things, they will not be popular ones.
▪ It wasn't a very good start.
▪ Not a good start, but a start, nevertheless.
▪ The auditor may enjoy the gifts, but he had better start looking for a sympathy engram not yet suspected or tapped.
▪ The problem was the middle and end, when the team sacrificed rebounding for getting out to a good start.
▪ They will, however, be getting a new center, and that is a good start, he believes.
have nine lives
▪ The Michael Steins of this world have nine lives.
have/lead a charmed life
▪ But since its premier issue in January 1993, Wired has led a charmed life.
▪ By his own admission he has led a charmed life.
▪ It's been too easy for us; we've led charmed lives till now.
▪ No wonder that she and Charles felt that they led a charmed life, that the times were on their side.
high life/living
▪ As in Shakespeare, there are scenes of high life and scenes of low life.
▪ But other authorities also face recruiting difficulties, which suggests that the problem extends beyond high living costs and poor pay.
▪ But this is one weekend, he thought, when there will be high living and no thinking.
▪ He told the villa's owner Count Robert de Beaumont how much he loved the sun-soaked Costa high life.
▪ He was a lively and stylish writer, and contributed a column to the Jerusalem Post on high life and low living.
▪ His dream had finally run out in an Arabian nightmare of high living and questionable favours.
▪ It looked like the high life, but it was life on borrowed time.
how the other half lives
▪ High-ranking public officials should take the bus so they can see how the other half lives.
▪ Ye never knew how the other half lives!
in later years/life
▪ As a result, the performance in later years could very easily be enhanced.
▪ But, though large, the book is not, like Welles in later life, overweight.
▪ Buying two wooden spoons can be more fun at this time than purchasing an expensive set of china in later years.
▪ For these serious psychiatric conditions the onset of new cases in later life appears to be very rare.
▪ Nor is there any relief from this pattern of underrepresentation in the statistics for the regular admissions program in later years.
▪ Secure attachments early on in life provide inner resources to manage stressful and threatening situations in later years.
▪ The direct impact of improving health in later life has been relatively recent.
▪ Your young daughter's bossy attitude in later life may be channelled into quite acceptable leadership qualities.
larger than life
▪ Graham was one of the larger-than-life legends of the rock era.
▪ Floyd Elgin Dominy, larger than life.
▪ He was an ebullient, larger than life denial of all that was Right: he chain-smoked and drank too much.
▪ He was for me larger than life.
▪ Nothing else in existence whatsoever, but there, all alone and larger than life, a huge carrot.
▪ Pitt, as always, is larger than life.
▪ She was like a larger than life fantasy that had just come true.
▪ Shrimpton was in the mid-forties, overweight, and slightly larger than life, a sociable type.
▪ Worrying about your problems, which seem larger than life at that time of night, is hard to resist.
late in life
▪ Carter and Reagan had come into politics relatively late in life.
▪ Greg got married late in life.
▪ She didn't have children until relatively late in life.
▪ Charlotte only wants to marry him for the house and comforts he can provide her later in life.
▪ Marriage, if considered, is arrived at later in life, and there is always divorce.
▪ Much of his commitment to social justice came late in life.
▪ Not having children or having them late in life doubles the risk, as does heavy alcohol consumption.
▪ Pauline decided much later in life that she wanted a degree.
▪ Sir Monty Finniston entered the industrial arena relatively late in life.
▪ They gave him something he needed late in life, and he gave them something they needed early in theirs.
▪ Very late in life, bald with worry and eaten by a stomach ulcer, her father became a dentist.
lay down your life
▪ He considered it a privilege to lay down his life for his country.
▪ He remembered the words of Izz Huett: She would have laid down her life for you.
▪ I would lay down my life for it.
▪ They had true grievances to settle and were ready to lay down their lives for vengeance.
life is cheap
▪ There is a feeling in the housing projects that life is cheap.
live life to the full
▪ A church that only looks to itself will never be living life to the full.
▪ At the new house, he lived life to the full.
▪ It affects us directly - a balanced diet means we have the necessary energy to carry on living life to the full.
▪ To live life to the full involves awareness of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self.
▪ Tony was treated like an adult, and he got to live life to the full.
▪ Wants to live life to the full.
live out your life
▪ Egalitarian Rousseau lived out his life as the spoilt plaything of eccentric aristocrats.
▪ He began teaching philosophy at Harvard in 1882 and lived out his life as an eastern intellectual.
▪ John Morton lived out his life in Darvel, always respected by the people of the Irvine Valley.
▪ Our comfort is this: We will live out our lives enchanted by Claire, her spell never broken.
▪ She will find a way to live out her life without gangster Jackie.
▪ There, side by side, Amelia and Mary Ann would live out their lives.
lose your life
▪ Hundreds of people lost their lives when the ship overturned in a storm.
▪ Over 100 soldiers lost their lives.
▪ Supporters continue to visit the site where Colosio lost his life to an assassin's bullet.
▪ Almost losing his life in his effort at reformation, Andrew joined the Theatines.
▪ At least ninety-three people lost their lives in the first days of fighting.
▪ Between 1641 and 1651 more than one in five adult males bore arms perhaps one in twenty lost their lives.
▪ I don't come within an inch of losing my life every day.
▪ It was no simple task to complete; one workman, thrown into the raging rapids below almost lost his life.
▪ Many princes tried and failed, and so they lost their lives.
▪ Nearly 80 journalists, photographers, and associated staff have lost their lives here since May 1993, killed by the fundamentalists.
▪ We mourn the tens of millions of people who lost their lives.
make sb's life a misery
▪ Circuit judge John Lee, 65, told a court that all men suffer because women enjoy making their lives a misery.
▪ In Dinny's code, if you beat some one in a fight you made their life misery for as long as possible.
▪ It makes my life a misery.
▪ My supervisor has made my life a misery.
▪ She really was making his life a misery.
▪ The roadworks are making their lives a misery.
▪ Why did they have to make his life a misery?
new life/day/era
▪ A new life began for the and for many.
▪ After an experience like that, each new day you are granted has a special meaning.
▪ Her new life in London had become tainted with the deaths of adoring males.
▪ Of course it did herald a new era ... in the second division.
▪ The new era of riots overlapped the nonviolent phase of the black liberation struggle.
▪ The nation was at a critical turning point, self-consciously entering a new era.
▪ This is our new life, beginning today.
public life
▪ Monnerville retired from public life in 1983.
▪ The government is not allowed to aid religion in U.S. public life.
▪ After all, both men came into public life with private histories.
▪ Dali's public life was an eccentric extension of his surrealist vision.
▪ In his later years Howard seems increasingly to have retired from public life.
▪ In the dark hours after breakfast it was some way of controlling the monstrous disjuncture between his private and his public life.
▪ It was during this period that her taste for politics and public life were first awakened, her son says.
▪ Perfect honesty in public life is as rare as anti-matter.
▪ Politics no longer served as the centerpiece of citizens' public lives.
▪ The erosion of consensus politics overtook local government as it did many other areas of public life.
quality of life
Quality of life could be improved for many of the terminally ill patients.
▪ The city's low population and openness contribute to the high quality of life in Phoenix.
▪ A: First, all of the socioeconomic issues; because that deals with quality of life.
▪ Communication disorders are a source of considerable frustration and undoubtedly interfere with the quality of life.
▪ I like a good quality of life, whatever name you want to give to that.
▪ Old buildings and streets, well cared for and adapted to today's needs, vastly enhance the quality of life.
▪ One must look at the quality of life that diabetics and their carers have.
▪ The crucial question for Henzler is which of these capitalist systems will give its people the best quality of life.
▪ The factors or aspects of life which determine quality of life and risk will vary between individuals.
▪ The simple answer, of course, is safety and quality of life.
run sb's life
▪ Don't try to run my life!
sb can't do sth to save his/her life
sb has their own life to lead
sb's life flashes before their eyes
sb's world/life falls apart
▪ When your world falls apart, do you get mad, get out or get even?
share your life with sb
▪ For how long would Rachaela have to go on sharing her life with this being?
▪ Here I am, knocking 40 any year now and sharing my life with a woman who is seven years my junior.
▪ How much trouble are we prepared to go to for the privilege of sharing our lives with feline companions?
▪ I married Danny because I was madly in love and wanted to share my life with him.
▪ I thought that at last I'd found some one I could share my life with.
▪ I wasn't ready to share my life with anyone.
▪ In the end it wasn't just for me but for those I wanted to share my life with.
▪ We shared our faith with them and they shared their lives with us.
sign of life
▪ A flock was once thought to be a decisive sign of life, some noble formation only life could achieve.
▪ After the bout in which I intimated signs of life, I came through the ropes, smiling.
▪ Even when all sign of life had gone I kept on feeling itchy.
▪ Here are inchoate signs of life, but not as we know it, Jim.
▪ I looked around for the slightest sign of life.
▪ It was Hilda Machin, and there was no sign of life.
▪ There are signs of life above the snow, too.
▪ There was no sign of life.
that's life/men/politics etc (for you)
that's the story of my life
the (very) stuff of dreams/life/politics
▪ But such philosophical dissent, at this point, is the stuff of dreams in a dreamworld.
▪ How does a political system handle the incredibly difficult and complicated value allocations that are the stuff of politics?
▪ Our ideas and hopes for the future are the stuff of life.
▪ This was the stuff of life.
▪ Within this realm the stuff of dreams and nightmares can coalesce from the very air.
the Jaws of Life
the facts of life
the good life
▪ Bob continued to talk about the good life he wanted for him and Alice.
▪ But he is also aware that they may be conceptions of the good life for people generally and for society as a whole.
▪ Can we define the good life?
▪ Meg thought of Eva Kovacks in the nursing home in Essex and knew who had the best life.
▪ One of the good guys heading for the good life.
▪ Seeking the good life, the Stollers moved to Los Angeles in 1949.
▪ Some are ideological, like the promise of the good life that can be gained by staying within the law.
▪ This was part of the good life, and they were not to be denied it.
the light of sb's life
▪ We have a four-year-old son who is the light of my life.
▪ His wife, while sound in mind, had taken a pillow and had deliberately snuffed out the light of his life.
▪ Ixora was his only child, the light of his life.
▪ LoEshe was the light of his life.
the sanctity of life/marriage etc
▪ The argument based on the sanctity of life is essentially a matter of religious dogma.
▪ Their outlook on the sanctity of marriage is usually stricter.
▪ This man who believed in the sanctity of life, its life, not hers.
▪ What she experienced in her abusive marriage eventually forced her to re-examine Scripture concerning the sanctity of marriage and personhood.
the secrets of life/nature/the universe etc
▪ Nobody expects you to reveal the secrets of the universe, only produce a well-written story.
▪ We cease trying vainly to understand the secrets of the Universe as we have hitherto tried to do.
the simple life
▪ Coming from a group whose aim is the simpler life, such an entry into the market place raises some intriguing questions.
▪ He believed in the simple life and slept on a mattress on the floor.
the staff of life
▪ Bread is the staff of life.
▪ Discipline was the staff of life.
▪ They form the staff of the staff of life; other ingredients are embellishments, points of interest, but not essential.
the wheel of fortune/life/time etc
▪ And, as the wheel of fortune continues on its inexorable cycle, values are likely to start going up again soon.
▪ Then the wheel of fortune turned.
time of life
▪ I can't start repenting at my time of life.
▪ I love Ma, but she must expect to be unhappy because she's reached that time of life.
▪ I think at your time of life you should.
▪ It really was a wonderful place for me, and a wonderful time of life.
▪ It was a time of life when I did not run out of words.
▪ Midlife is a time of physical change, as are other times of life.
▪ Not at my time of life.
true to life/true-to-life
▪ It's a great story, but not always true to life.
▪ The film gives us a true to life picture of 1920s Chicago.
▪ Daylight reveals pure new wool in its true to life colours.
▪ It is relatively true to life.
▪ Male speaker It's so true to life, just like it was, I think it's tremendous.
▪ Many of her thoughts pass into oblivion, while the occasional thought comes true to life.
▪ Plastic and unbelievable though the characters may be, yet realistic and true to life are the human temptations and struggles involved.
▪ Sphinx, again, is largely true to life.
▪ That anecdote, told in Beatrice Hastings' New Age column, seems true to life.
▪ This story is true to life.
variety is the spice of life
waking hours/life/day etc
▪ Every second of his waking hours, he was watched.
▪ He inhales desert lore and data all his waking hours.
▪ Indeed we sometimes spend a lot of our waking hours making sure that everything is as secure as we can make it.
▪ Real will is an attribute of consciousness, not of the sleep in which most people pass their waking lives.
▪ She still wanted to look as she did in waking life, but there were improvements she could make.
▪ Some people wrestle with their problems until the very last minutes of their waking hours.
▪ The documentation that he signed said, observe this resident one on one during waking hours.
▪ We were young and our waking hours were given to games.
wish your life away
▪ Such pessimists are wishing their life away.
working life
▪ Both procedures reflect current government policy concerns with increasing vocationalism and preparation for working life at the pre-16 stage.
▪ But all teachers are concerned about their own level of stress, and how to lead a satisfying working life.
▪ Deborah Manley trained as a social worker but has spent most of her working life in publishing.
▪ Objectives for Care outlines practical applications for nurses to use in their everyday working lives.
▪ The noise, the abuse, the grimness are everyday parts of their working life.
▪ They could anticipate earning a decent, middle-class wage there for most of their working lives.
▪ What do I want out of my working life?
▪ Your working life can go back as far as April 1936, but not further.
you (can) bet your life/your bottom dollar
you saved my life
▪ Thanks for the ride - you really saved my life.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Life can be hard sometimes.
Life in L.A. is exciting.
▪ A Life of Christopher Columbus
▪ a baby's first moments of life
▪ An 18-year-old San Jose man clung to life late Wednesday after being shot in the head during a robbery.
▪ At least Aunt Edith had a happy life.
▪ Boswell's Life of Sanuel Johnson was published in 1791.
▪ By our actions today, we can improve the quality of life for future generations.
▪ Cindy still doesn't know much about life.
▪ Dad spent his life building up this business.
▪ Debbie has a really busy life, doesn't she?
▪ Do you believe in life after death?
▪ Do you think there is life on other planets?
▪ Having a baby completely changes your life.
▪ He knew very little about his mother's early life in Africa.
▪ He left school at 15, quickly turning to a life of crime.
▪ How would you like to spend your life? What kind of work would you like to do?
▪ I'm hoping to win the lottery and live a life of luxury!
▪ Immigrating to the UK was their only chance for a better life.
▪ Lack of calcium can lead to bone disease in later life.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ All your life every man has wanted to be a cowboy.
▪ But she knew Petey was too old for dishonest leaps between the movies and real life.
▪ Every opportunity to maximise the differences between school and college life was seized.
▪ I can not say that Dickie ever talked to me about his most personal life.
▪ Mars and Venus this weekend means your love life will start to sparkle.
▪ This has had a huge effect on children's lives.
▪ We are having a wonderful life, without you.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Life

Life \Life\ (l[imac]f), n.; pl. Lives (l[imac]vz). [AS. l[imac]f; akin to D. lijf body, G. leib body, MHG. l[imac]p life, body, OHG. l[imac]b life, Icel. l[imac]f, life, body, Sw. lif, Dan. liv, and E. live, v. [root]119. See Live, and cf. Alive.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    She shows a body rather than a life.
    --Shak.

  3. (Philos) The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and co["o]perative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    That which before us lies in daily life.
    --Milton.

    By experience of life abroad in the world.
    --Ascham.

    Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime.
    --Longfellow.

    'T is from high life high characters are drawn.
    --Pope

  6. Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.

    No notion of life and fire in fancy and in words.
    --Felton.

    That gives thy gestures grace and life.
    --Wordsworth.

  7. 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.

  8. The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from, the life.

  9. A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.

  10. The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.

    Full nature swarms with life.
    --Thomson.

  11. An essential constituent of life, esp: the blood.

    The words that I speak unto you . . . they are life.
    --John vi. 63.

    The warm life came issuing through the wound.
    --Pope

  12. A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.

  13. Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.

  14. Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment. Note: Life forms the first part of many compounds, for the most part of obvious meaning; as, life-giving, life-sustaining, etc. Life annuity, an annuity payable during one's life. Life arrow, Life rocket, Life shot, an arrow, rocket, or shot, for carrying an attached line to a vessel in distress in order to save life. Life assurance. See Life insurance, below. Life buoy. See Buoy. Life car, a water-tight boat or box, traveling on a line from a wrecked vessel to the shore. In it person are hauled through the waves and surf. Life drop, a drop of vital blood. --Byron. Life estate (Law), an estate which is held during the term of some certain person's life, but does not pass by inheritance. Life everlasting (Bot.), a plant with white or yellow persistent scales about the heads of the flowers, as Antennaria, and Gnaphalium; cudweed. Life of an execution (Law), the period when an execution is in force, or before it expires. Life guard. (Mil.) See under Guard. Life insurance, the act or system of insuring against death; a contract by which the insurer undertakes, in consideration of the payment of a premium (usually at stated periods), to pay a stipulated sum in the event of the death of the insured or of a third person in whose life the insured has an interest. Life interest, an estate or interest which lasts during one's life, or the life of another person, but does not pass by inheritance. Life land (Law), land held by lease for the term of a life or lives. Life line.

    1. (Naut.) A line along any part of a vessel for the security of sailors.

    2. A line attached to a life boat, or to any life saving apparatus, to be grasped by a person in the water.

      Life rate, rate of premium for insuring a life.

      Life rent, the rent of a life estate; rent or property to which one is entitled during one's life.

      Life school, a school for artists in which they model, paint, or draw from living models.

      Lifetable, a table showing the probability of life at different ages.

      To lose one's life, to die.

      To seek the life of, to seek to kill.

      To the life, so as closely to resemble the living person or the subject; as, the portrait was drawn to the life.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
life

Old English life (dative lif) "existence, lifetime, way of life, condition of being a living thing, opposite of death," from Proto-Germanic *libam (cognates: Old Norse lif "life, body," Dutch lijf "body," Old High German lib "life," German Leib "body"), properly "continuance, perseverance," from PIE *leip- "to remain, persevere, continue; stick, adhere" (see leave (v.)). Much of the modern range of meanings was present in Old English. Meaning "property which distinguishes living from non-living matter" is from 1560s. Sense of "vitality, energy" is from 1580s. Extended 1703 to "term of duration (of inanimate objects)."\n

\nLife-jacket is from 1840; life-preserver from 1630s of anything that is meant to save a life, 1803 of devices worn to prevent drowning. Life-saver is from 1883, figurative use from 1909, as a brand of hard sugar candy, from 1912, so called for shape. Life-form is from 1861. Life cycle is from 1855.

Wiktionary
life

n. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and live.

WordNet
life
  1. n. a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"

  2. 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"

  3. the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life" [syn: living]

  4. 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" [syn: animation, living, aliveness]

  5. 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" [syn: lifetime, lifespan]

  6. the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"

  7. animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it" [syn: liveliness, spirit, sprightliness]

  8. an account of the series of events making up a person's life [syn: biography, life story, life history]

  9. the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"

  10. a living person; "his heroism saved a life"

  11. living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"

  12. a motive for living; "pottery was his life"

  13. the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"

  14. a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard" [syn: life sentence]

  15. [also: lives (pl)]

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Wikipedia
Life (Thin Lizzy album)

Life (subtitled Live, and labelled Life:Live on the original vinyl LP editions) is a double live album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983. This double album was recorded during their farewell tour in 1983, principally at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK. Phil Lynott had felt reluctantly that it was time to disband the group after the 1983 tour and to mark the occasion, former Thin Lizzy guitarists Eric Bell (1969–73), Brian Robertson (1974–78) and Gary Moore (1974, 1977 and 1978–79) joined the band on stage at the end of these gigs to do some numbers. This was called "The All-Star Jam".

The versions of "Renegade", " Hollywood" and " Killer on the Loose" featuring Snowy White had been performed two years earlier when he was still with the band. White's participation was only credited to "Renegade".

Lynott describes the slower tempo version of "Don't Believe a Word" as being the original arrangement. A version of the song with the slower arrangement appears on Moore's Back on the Streets album from 1978, with Lynott on bass guitar and lead vocals and Brian Downey on drums.

During the performance of "The Rocker", all of the guitarists (except for White) played at the same time (Moore, John Sykes, Scott Gorham, Robertson and Bell), making a total of eight members on stage performing at once (including keyboard player Darren Wharton).

Life (cereal)

Life is a breakfast cereal formerly made solely of whole grain oats, but now also containing sugar, corn flour, whole wheat flour, and rice flour. It is distributed by the Quaker Oats Company. It was introduced in 1961. The cereal's advertisements currently sport the slogan "Life is full of surprises".

Life (Sly and the Family Stone album)

Life is the third studio album by funk/ soul band Sly and the Family Stone, released in September 1968 on Epic/ CBS Records.

Life (ZOEgirl album)

Life, released in 2001, is the second album by the American Christian pop rock band ZOEgirl. " With All of My Heart", "Here and Now", " Even If", "Dismissed" and "Plain" were released as singles.

Life (Dope album)

Life (stylized LIFE) is the second studio album by nu metal band Dope. It was released on November 6, 2001 on Epic Records, and has sold over 73,000 copies in the U.S. The album's sound bears a resemblance to those of Marilyn Manson and features rap-metal influences.

Life (Ricky Martin album)

Life is the eighth album by Ricky Martin. It was released on October 10, 2005 in Europe, October 11, 2005 in the US and October 19, 2005 in Japan. It is his sixth album marketed in the United States and is his third album in English

Life (The Cardigans album)

Life is the second studio album of The Cardigans. It was released worldwide in 1995 and was an international success, especially in Japan, where it achieved platinum status. Outside of Sweden and Japan (where debut Emmerdale had been released in 1994), the album was released as their first album as a compilation of tracks from both Emmerdale and Life. It was released in the United States under the label Minty Fresh Records.

Life (disambiguation)

Life is the characteristic that distinguishes organisms from inorganic substances and dead objects.

Life may also refer to:

Life (Yui song)

"Life" is the third single by the Japanese artist Yui. It was released November 9, 2005, under Sony Records. "Life" has been the 5th ending theme for the popular anime series Bleach. The music video was directed by Takahiro Miki.

Life

Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate. Various forms of life exist such as plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria. The criteria can at times be ambiguous and may or may not define viruses, viroids or potential artificial life as living. Biology is the primary science concerned with the study of life, although many other sciences are involved.

The definition of life is controversial. The current definition is that organisms maintain homeostasis, are composed of cells, undergo metabolism, can grow, adapt to their environment, respond to stimuli, and reproduce. However, many other biological definitions have been proposed, and there are also some borderline cases, such as viruses. Biophysicists have also proposed some definitions, many being based on chemical systems. There are also some living systems theories, such as the Gaia hypothesis, the idea that the Earth is alive; the former first developed by James Grier Miller. Another one is that life is the property of ecological systems, and yet another is the complex systems biology, a branch or subfield of mathematical biology. Some other systemic definitions includes the theory involving the darwinian dynamic, and the operator theory. However, throughout history, there have been many other theories and definitions about life such as materialism, the belief that everything is made out of matter and that life is merely a complex form of it; hylomorphism, the belief that all things are a combination of matter and form, and the form of a living thing is its soul; spontaneous generation, the belief that life repeatedly emerge from non-life; and vitalism, a discredited scientific hypothesis that living organisms possess a "life force" or "vital spark". Abiogenesis is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. Life on Earth arose 3.8–4.1 billion years ago. It is widely accepted that current life on Earth descended from an RNA world, but RNA based life may not have been the first. The mechanism by which life began on Earth is unknown, although many hypotheses have been formulated, most based on the Miller–Urey experiment. In July 2016, scientists reported identifying a set of 355 genes from the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) of all organisms living on Earth.

Since appearing, life on Earth has changed its environment on a geologic time scale. To survive in most ecosystems, life can adapt and thrive in a wide range of conditions. Some organisms, called extremophiles, can thrive in physically or geochemically extreme conditions that are detrimental to most other life on Earth. Properties common to all organisms are the need for certain core chemical elements needed for biochemical functioning. Aristotle was the first person to classify organisms. Later, Carl Linnaeus introduced his system of binomial nomenclature for the classification of species. Fungi was later classified as its own kingdom. Eventually new groups of life were revealed, such as cells and microorganisms, and even non-cellular reproducing agents, such as viruses and viroids. Cells are the smallest units of life, often called the "building blocks of life". There are two kind of cells, prokaryotic and eukaryotic. Cells consist of cytoplasm enclosed within a membrane, which contains many biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Cells reproduce through a process of cell division in which the parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells.

Though only known on Earth (as of 2016), many believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life. Artificial life is a computer simulation of any aspect of life, which is used to examine systems related to life. Death is the permanent termination of all biological functions which sustain an organism, and as such, is the end of its life. Extinction is the process by which a group of taxa, normally a species, dies out. Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of organisms.

Life (Simply Red album)

Life is the fifth studio album by British band Simply Red, released in 1995. The lead single "Fairground" became their first number 1 hit in the UK. Due to this success, the album also made #1 on the UK album chart. It also included "We're in This Together", the official theme song for Euro '96. This was also the last album to feature band member Fritz McIntyre.

Life (Ana Johnsson song)

"Life" is a pop rock song written by Ana Johnsson, Jörgen Elofsson, Mathias Venge, and Pontus Wennerberg and recorded by the pop rock singer Ana Johnsson (as Ana). It was released as the second single the Swedish released from her (officially) first studio album Cuz I Can, which was only released in Sweden.

Life (Z-Ro album)

Life is the sixth solo album by Houston rapper Z-Ro. The track "Lost Another Soldier" is dedicated to late fellow rapper Big Mello. On June 15, 2010, the album was reissued in a collector's edition 3 disc box set, including the regular, and chopped and screwed versions of the album, and bonus DVD about the making of the album, and the story behind KMJ Records.

Life (magazine)

Life magazine, stylized LIFE, is an American magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972, published initially as a humor and general interest magazine. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936, solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name, and shifted it to a role as a weekly news magazine with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. Life was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2002.

After the monthly Life folded, Time Inc. continued to use the Life brand for special and commemorative issues. Life returned to regularly scheduled issues when it became a weekly newspaper supplement from 2004 to 2007. The website life.com, originally one of the channels on Time Inc.'s Pathfinder service, was for a time in the late 2000s managed as a joint venture with Getty Images under the name See Your World, LLC,. On January 30, 2012 the LIFE.com URL became a photo channel on Time.com.

When Life was founded in 1883, it was developed as similar to the British magazine, Punch. It was published for 53 years as a general-interest light entertainment magazine, heavy on illustrations, jokes and social commentary. It featured some of the greatest writers, editors, illustrators and cartoonists of its era, including Charles Dana Gibson, Norman Rockwell and Jacob Hartman Jr. Gibson became the editor and owner of the magazine after John Ames Mitchell died in 1918. During its later years, the magazine offered brief capsule reviews (similar to those in The New Yorker) of plays and movies currently running in New York City, but with the innovative touch of a colored typographic bullet resembling a traffic light, appended to each review: green for a positive review, red for a negative one, and amber for mixed notices.

The Luce Life was the first all-photographic American news magazine, and it dominated the market for more than 40 years. The magazine sold more than 13.5 million copies a week at one point; it was so popular that President Harry S. Truman, Sir Winston Churchill, and General Douglas MacArthur all had their memoirs serialized in its pages. Luce purchased the rights to the name from the publishers of the first Life but sold its subscription list and features to another magazine; there was no editorial continuity between the two publications.

Perhaps one of the best-known pictures printed in the magazine was Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph of a nurse in a sailor’s arms, snapped on August 14, 1945, as they celebrated Victory over Japan Day in New York City. The magazine's role in the history of photojournalism is considered its most important contribution to publishing. Life was wildly successful for two generations before its prestige was diminished by economics and changing tastes.

Life (1999 film)

Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being Boomerang. The supporting cast includes Obba Babatundé, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Guy Torry and Barry Shabaka Henley. The film's format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison. The film was the last R-rated role to date for Eddie Murphy, who has stuck mainly to family-friendly films since.

LIFE (UK organisation)

LIFE is a UK-based pro-life educational and caring charity. It was founded in 1970 by Professor Jack Scarisbrick and his wife Nuala in response to the Abortion Act 1967, which greatly extended access to legal abortion in the United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland).

LIFE National Headquarters is situated in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The organisation holds a National Conference approximately every eighteen months, and publishes a quarterly magazine, Life Update. LIFE has in the region of 12,000 members in the UK. Its patrons include well-known pro-life parliamentarians, such as David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool.

Life (KRS-One album)

Life is the eighth album released by KRS-One, and the eighth after abandoning the Boogie Down Productions name. The album is a collaboration with Tunnel Rats affiliates The Resistance, a little known production team, and Footsoldiers.

Life (Frukwan album)

Life is the debut solo album by American rapper and former Stetsasonic and Gravediggaz member Frukwan, released on the BMG label in 2003 (see 2003 in music).

Life (Yo Gotti album)

Life is the debut studio album by American rapper Yo Gotti. It was released on May 13, 2003, by TVT Records.

Life (Mika Nakashima song)

"Life" is Mika Nakashima's 23rd single, released on August 22, 2007. Within the first press it included a picture label. The song "Life" is best described as an adult contemporary pop/rock song, and was used as the theme song for the drama of the same name (which is itself based on a manga with that name), starring Kii Kitano (sometimes credited as Kie Kitano) and Saki Fukuda; the B-side "It's Too Late" was used for Kanebo Kate CM, which starred Nakashima herself.

"Life", which peaked at #3 on the Oricon Singles Chart once it was released, provided Nakashima with her highest single sales since Hitoiro from the NANA franchise.

Life (Haddaway song)

"Life" (known as "Life (Everybody Needs Somebody to Love)" in the US) is a song recorded by the Trinidadian-German Eurodance artist Haddaway. It was released in November 1993 as the second single from his debut album The Album. Another CD maxi were produced at the end of that year containing new remixes (one of them was made by Bass Bumpers).

The song was a hit in several countries, particularly in Sweden and Spain where it reached number 1. By March 1994, "Life" had sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Life (Neil Young & Crazy Horse album)

Life is the sixteenth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, his fifth with Crazy Horse, and Young's last release on the Geffen label. The album was released on July 6, 1987.

The first three tracks all handle the topic of world politics, and ponder the role of the United States in the world. "Long Walk Home," for example, empathizes with troops under deployment overseas. Though in response to the foreign policy issues of the time ( Beirut, Qaddafi), Young found new meaning in these songs in the context of the war on terror and the occupation of Iraq. During his "Freedom of Speech" tour in support of Living with War, Young posted videos of these three songs on his website. The "Mideast Vacation" and "Long Walk Home" videos were later released on the DVD included with the album Living with War: In the Beginning. The performances are from his 1986 tour with Crazy Horse and are labeled as being "From Neil Young Archives Volume 3," a perennially unreleased box set in a series of such collections eventually promised to chronicle Young's entire career.

Most of the album was recorded live in concert at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on November 18 and 19, 1986. "Mideast Vacation", "Around The World" and "When Your Lonely Heart Breaks" were recorded on the 18th, "Inca Queen", "Too Lonely" and "Prisoners Of Rock 'N' Roll" were recorded on the 19th. "Long Walk Home" is a mix of recordings from both these dates.

The song "We Never Danced" had made its first appearance on the soundtrack to the 1987 film Made in Heaven, in a version by Martha Davis of the Motels.

Life (Toše Proeski song)

"Life" was the Macedonia's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English (the first time the Macedonian entry had not featured at least some of the country's native language) by Toše Proeski. A full Macedonian language version was recorded as "Angel si ti" and in the Macedonian national finals, all Proeski's songs were performed in Macedonian.

Lyrically, the song is elliptical in meaning. Proeski sings about the need to make the most of life ("Life is a book and you gotta read it/Life is a story and you gotta tell it") and appears to be mourning the end of a relationship ("Roaming through my old emotions/I find new feelings of misery").

The song is well known for its unusual performance, which began with Proeski ostensibly alone on stage. As the opening bars of music were played, however, the arms of his backing dancers gradually engulfed him, eventually pulling him in various directions. This is to symbolise a confusion and turmoil. The arms have the same pattern sleeve as Proeski's jacket so that they look his own and symbolising that this suffering is possibly of his own mental doing.

As Macedonia had not competed in the 2003 Contest, the song was first performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed fifteenth (following Cyprus' Lisa Andreas with " Stronger Every Minute" and preceding Slovenia's Platin with " Stay Forever"). At the close of voting, it had received 71 points, placing 10th in the 22-strong field and just qualifying Macedonia for the final. In the final, it was performed fifteenth (following Russia's Yulia Savicheva with " Believe Me" and preceding Greece's Sakis Rouvas with " Shake It"). At the close of voting, it had received 47 points, placing 14th in a field of 24 and thus returning Macedonia to the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.

It was succeeded as Macedonian representative at the 2005 Contest by Martin Vučić with " Make My Day".

Life (Inspiral Carpets album)

Life is the debut studio album by the British indie rock band Inspiral Carpets. It was released on 23 April 1990 on Cow Records, through Mute Records, during the period dubbed Madchester by the British media. The group released three singles from this album: "Move", " This Is How It Feels" and "She Comes In The Fall", with the latter two in different versions from those found on the album.

It was reissued in 2013 with the PlaneCrash and TrainSurfing EPs and an unreleased John Peel session as bonus tracks, plus the 21790 live video on a bonus DVD. The 2013 reissue is based on the original UK CD release.

A slightly modified version of Life was released in North America. It dropped the track "Besides Me" and added "Commercial Rain" (a re-recorded version of a B-side to the " Joe" single) and three tracks from their then-forthcoming Island Head EP.

Life (Des'ree song)

"Life" is a popular song recorded by the British pop and soul singer Des'ree. It was the third single from her third album, Supernatural, and was released on 2 June 1998. This song remains Des'ree's biggest hit, peaking at number one in Austria, Italy and the Netherlands.

Life (rapper)

Life MC was part of the trio, Phi Life Cypher ( Si Phili, Life MC & DJ Nappa), a Luton-based British Hip Hop group. He has also released five solo albums to date as well as various mixtapes with DJ Nappa. He is renowned for his freestyling capabilities, much of this can be watched on the internet site YouTube, alongside several music videos filmed in and around Luton. He announced on 24 January 2015 on Twitter that he would no longer be touring or recording music.

Life (Elvis Presley song)

"Life" is a 1971 song by Elvis Presley. It was written by Shirl Milete. Elvis recorded it June 6, 1970. The single release had a seven-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, peaking at #53. It reached #8 on the Easy Listening chart and #34 on the Country Chart. It was the A-side to Only Believe. It was originally released on Elvis' " Love Letters from Elvis" album.

Life (Neil Young album)
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Life (Andy Hunter album)

Life, released in 2005, is the second full-length album by British DJ and electronic dance music composer Andy Hunter°. It may actually be considered an EP as it features only six songs, but each song's duration of +6 minutes makes up for a total playing time of 43:45.

The album's content is modeled on Hunter's own, sophisticated interpretation of the EDM patterns already established in his debut album, Exodus, while including elements similar to Nine Inch Nails. These include long tracks, strongly pounding rhythms, pulsating synths, samples of power guitar chords broken down into computer-sequenced tracks, processed vocals and, most importantly, Christian-themed lyrics, as Hunter° is known as a Christian DJ. Three of the songs use biblical quotations as lyrics ("Come on", from the Lord's Prayer, in the Gospel of Matthew, 6: 9-13; "Wonderful", from the Book of Jeremiah, 1: 5; "To Life, To Love", from the Song of Solomon, 5: 1), the other three feature original lyrics. In the CD's booklet, "you" in the non-biblical material is always written without a capital Y, but, as Hunter° has stated on his official website 1, the "you" in the lyrics refers to God; the songs are always intended as invocations and praises to God.

Life was released on the Christian label Sparrow Records, and it is distributed by EMI.

The track "Come On" was featured in the 2005 video game Burnout Revenge.

Life (Talisman album)

Life was the 4th studio album by hard rock band Talisman released on 23 August 1995 on Polydor Records.

This album was written in Jeff Scott Soto's house over a couple weeks time in March 1995. This time they opted for convenience, recording everything separately, drums in Park studios, bass in Marcel Jacob’s pad, guitars in a small room just outside Stockholm.

The tapes were then sent to Jeff in Los Angeles where he would do vocal overdubs. The first time the band was all together in the same room was during mixing. Although there are some great tracks on the album, maybe it should have been done differently.

The mixing was done by Mats Lindfors. Marcel was unhappy with the result. The Japanese label were hurried, having planned their release date, and opted for the original mix. The European version is therefore a remix.

When the album was released in the summer of 1995, it didn’t do as well as the predecessors. The labels involved had problems with distribution, people were getting fired, the Japanese label went bankrupt.

Life (NBC TV series)

Life was an American crime drama television program created by Rand Ravich that aired for two seasons on NBC. It was produced by Universal Media Studios under the supervision of executive producers Rand Ravich, Far Shariat, David Semel, and Daniel Sackheim. Semel also directed the pilot.

The series stars Damian Lewis as Charlie Crews, a detective released from prison after serving twelve years for a crime he did not commit. Life premiered on September 26, 2007 on NBC and aired on Wednesday nights at 10 ET. On May 4, 2009, NBC announced its cancellation, a month after the final episode had been aired. The series was later made available for streaming through Hulu and Netflix.

Life (BBC TV series)

Life is a British nature documentary series created and produced by the BBC in association with The Open University, it was first broadcast as part of the BBC's Darwin Season on BBC One and BBC HD from October to December 2009. The series takes a global view of the specialised strategies and extreme behaviour that living things have developed in order to survive; what Charles Darwin termed "the struggle for existence". Four years in the making, the series was shot entirely in high definition.

Life premiered on 12 October 2009 in the United Kingdom consisting of ten 50-minute episodes. The opening programme gives a general introduction to the series, a second look at plants, and the remainder are dedicated to some of the major animal groups. They aim to show common features that have contributed to the success of each group, and to document intimate and dramatic moments in the lives of selected species chosen for their charisma or their extraordinary behaviour. A ten-minute making-of feature Life on Location aired at the end of each episode, taking the total running time to 60 minutes.

Life is produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and The Open University it is distributed under licence by the BBC in over 50 other countries, including by the Discovery Channel in the United States and Skai TV in Greece. The original script was written and narrated by David Attenborough.

Life (Our Lady Peace song)

"Life" is a song by Canadian rock group Our Lady Peace. It was the second single released from their fourth studio album, Spiritual Machines and the most successful from that album. The song was nominated for "Best Single" at the 2002 Juno Awards, losing to Nickelback's " How You Remind Me".

Life (Sage Francis album)

Li(f)e is the fourth solo studio album by American hip hop artist Sage Francis released in May 2010. It is his first release with ANTI- records. He has released music videos for "The Best of Times" and "Love the Lie".

Life (Cueshé album)

Life is Cueshe's fourth and current album released on September 1, 2010 by Sony BMG Philippines.

Life (Angela Aki album)

Life is the fourth full studio album by Angela Aki released on September 8, 2010.

Life (David E. Sadava book)

Life, by David E. Sadava et al, is a biological science textbook used at many colleges and universities around the United States of America. It is currently in its ninth edition. It is published by W.H. Freeman.

Life (manga)

is a shōjo manga series created by Keiko Suenobu, a manga creator well known for her work on Vitamin and Happy Tomorrow. Life was serialized in Bessatsu Friend, a publication of Kodansha, and deals with many controversial topics such as self-mutilation, bullying, rape, suicide, and manipulation. In 2006, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo. Suenobu created a sequel to the manga, titled Life 2: Giver Taker, which started serialization in the seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon on June 25, 2016.

The English language version of the manga, published by Tokyopop, was originally rated OT (Older Teen; 16+), but starting with the release of Volume 6 and carrying back over to future reprintings of the previous five, the rating was changed to M (Mature; 18+) for extremely explicit content in that volume. As of June 2008, nine volumes have been released in the United States; Volume 10 was scheduled for a September 2008 release, but on August 31, 2009, Kodansha (original Japanese publisher of the series) announced that they would drop their manga licensing contract with Tokyopop, leaving Life and other well-known series such as Rave Master unfinished, whether permanently or until picked up by other manga publishing companies ( Dark Horse Manga and Del Rey Manga have already picked up certain titles). Kodansha also did not offer an explanation for their decision. The future of the English version of the manga is unknown, as Tokyopop itself shut down in May 2011 after they were faced with bankruptcy.

The live-action drama of the same name is produced by Fuji TV. A single-volume drama novelization was also created. Like the manga, it was published by Bessatsu Friend and written by Keiko Suenobu; unlike the manga, however, it saw a limited run and is now out of print.

Life (soundtrack)

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Life is the soundtrack to the 1999 film, Life. It was released on March 16, 1999 through Rock Land/ Interscope Records and was almost entirely produced by R&B singer R. Kelly, with Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis producing four tracks on the album. The soundtrack was a huge success, making it to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It spawned the hit single " Fortunate" by Maxwell, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The soundtrack was certified platinum on June 18, 1999, while "Fortunate" was certified gold on June 2 that same year. " What Would You Do?", by City High, would go on to chart in 2001. A version of the classic Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes song " Wake Up Everybody" plays during the film's opening credits.

Life (gaming)

In video gaming, a life is a play-turn that a player-character has, defined as the period between start and end of play. Generally, if the player loses all their health points, they lose a life. Losing all lives usually grants the player-character " game over", forcing them to restart.

The number of lives a player is granted varies per game type. A finite number of lives became a common feature in arcade games during the 1980s and machanics such as checkpoints and power-ups made the managing of lives a more strategic experience for players over time. Lives give novice players more chances to learn the mechanics of a video game, while allowing more advanced players to take more risks.

Life (Is So Strange)

Life (is So Strange) is an album by War, released on RCA Victor Records in 1983. It marked the end of a continuous string of albums by the group from 1970, and they would not record another album until a decade later. The band's lineup is not stated on the cover, but composer credits suggest they had been reduced from eight members (on the previous album) to five.

The pop art cover references concerns about nuclear war in Los Angeles, the group's home. The Hollywood Sign appears in the upper right corner, and mushroom clouds are reflected in the woman's sunglasses. The back cover depicts office towers (identifiable as New York City buildings) being toppled by a nuclear explosion. Producer Jerry Goldstein also produced the album Nuclear Blues by Blood, Sweat and Tears a few years earlier, which had a cover depicting a post-nuclear urban street scene.

One single from the album was issued: "Life (is So Strange)" backed with "W.W. III".

Life (K-Ci & JoJo song)

"Life" is a song by American R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo. It was the first single off their second studio album It's Real. It is also featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 movie Life. The lyrics were written by R&B singer R. Kelly.

The lyrics can be interpreted in many different ways, but it mainly tells a narrative about being imprisoned for life.

Life (E-Type song)

"Life" is a song recorded by the Swedish musician known under the pseudonym of E-Type featuring Na Na. It was released in October 2001 as the second single from his third album Euro IV Ever and was a hit in several countries, particularly in Sweden and Norway where it reached the top 5.

Life (1996 film)

Life is a 1996 Australian film about life in a section of a prison reserved for those infected with HIV.

Life (1928 film)

Life is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Adelqui Migliar and starring Migliar, Marie Ault and Marcel Vibert. It was based on the 1895 play Juan José by Joaquín Dicenta. The film was made by Whitehall Films. While the company's new studio was constructed at Elstree, the film was shot on location in Spain.

Life (Keith Richards)

Life is a memoir by the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, written with the assistance of journalist James Fox. Published in October 2010, in hardback, audio and e-book formats, the book chronicles Richards' love of music, charting influences from his mother and maternal grandfather, through his discovery of blues music, the founding of the Rolling Stones, his often turbulent relationship with Mick Jagger, his involvement with drugs, and his relationships with women including Anita Pallenberg and his wife Patti Hansen. Richards also released Vintage Vinos, a compilation of his work with the X-Pensive Winos, at the same time.

It has been reported that publisher Little, Brown and Company paid an advance of $7.3 million, after seeing a ten-page extract. Co-writer James Fox interviewed Richards and his associates over a period of five years to produce the book. Life was generally well received by critics and topped The New York Times non-fiction list in the first week of release. Some controversy arose over comments Richards made about Mick Jagger, including references to his genitalia.

Life (Me no Mae no Mukō e)

"Life (Me no Mae no Mukō e)" is a single release by the Japanese boyband Kanjani8. The song was written and composed by Kanamaru Yoshifumi and arranged by Onishi Shogo. It is accompanied with the B-side, " Aoshashin ", written, composed, and arranged by Hayama Hiroaki. This is their second release for the year 2010 and their 15th single overall. The single was released by Imperial Records as the third single release for their fourth album, 8 Uppers. The single served as the conclusion to the 8 Uppers story introduction, the movie that also came with the album's release. It was also used as the theme song for the Tokyo Broadcast Systems drama, GM: General Medicine ~Odore Doctor~.

"Life" is a powerful pop-rock song which carried by a string section. The song utilizes all sorts of instruments such as rhythm percussion, a keyboard, drums, guitars, and an electric bass. Teichiku Records describes the song to be a, "Rock number all about not stopping, going forward, and sprinting forward with that outlook on the world ". The are lyrics encouraging, with a message about going forward without stopping and obtaining your dreams.

The single was a commercial success upon release, topping the Oricon charts. The music video consisted of the band playing in an abandoned, damp, hangar. The song was performed on several television programs as at their Kanjani Eight Live Tour 2010-2011 8 Uppers concert tour.

Life (Diamonds in the Dark)

"'Life (Diamonds in the Dark)" is a song by Swedish DJ and producer John Dahlbäck featuring Swedish recording artist Agnes. Dahlbäck originally released the instrumental version of the song called "Life" in February 2012, but later got Swedish singer Agnes to sing the vocals on the re-release. In an interview with American magazine " Billboard" Dahlbäck commented on the co-operation with Agnes; "“She’s one of the biggest pop stars in Sweden, so for me it was a big honor to have her on the track. This may not be what she’d do normally, but she’s very happy with the result.

The song is released together with three remixes that will accompany the February 25 release. Dahlback selected remixes from Australian upstarts Feenixpawl, fellow Swedish DJs Lunde Bros., and Canadian electro-house artist Lazy Rich.

Life (Heo Young-saeng EP)

Life is the third Korean extended play (EP) of South Korean singer Heo Young-saeng. It was released on March 14, 2013 under B2M Entertainment and distributed by CJ E&M.

The album contains four songs and an instrumental version of the lead song "The Art of Seduction" (aka "How To Get Girls").

Life (1999 short film)

Life was a 1999 ani-jam short created by Mo Willems. It was released on November 12, 1999.

Life (1984 film)

Life is a 1984 Chinese drama film directed by Wu Tianming. The film was selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Life (Ricky Nelson song)

"Life" is a song written and produced by Ricky Nelson and performed by Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band. The song reached #15 on the adult contemporary chart and #109 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.

The song is featured on his 1972 album, Rudy the Fifth.

Life (scientific journal)

Life is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by MDPI that was established in 2011. The editors-in-chief are Helga Stan-Lotter, William Bains, Niles Lehman, Andrew Pohorille, and Pabulo H. Rampelotto.

Since 2014, the journal offers open peer review (optional, at the authors' discretion).

The journal covers all fundamental themes in life sciences, especially those concerned with the origins of life and evolution of biosystems. It publishes reviews, research articles, communications and technical notes.

Life (band)

LIFE are a US alternative rock/pop band from Hermosa Beach, California, made up of the founding members of Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Moises Juarez, Sean Chapman and Matthew "Mets" McEwan. Moi, Sean and Mets were friends from school and grew up together in Hermosa Beach.

Life (2007 film)

Life is a 2007 Canadian experimental film directed by Mark Penney.

Life is a film that shows the mundane and everyday life of people in multicultural Canada and around the world focusing on the similarities, it is guided by an enternal Narrator who tells a story which is repeated

Life was released at film festivals and has screened in Toronto and New York

Life (Marcia Hines album)

Life is the twelfth studio album by Australian singer Marcia Hines, released in Australia on 17 November 2007 (see 2007 in music). It peaked at #21 in Australia.

The album is Hines' interpretation of songs originally recorded by artists such as John Lennon, R.E.M and Toni Braxton.

Life (2015 film)

Life is a 2015 biographical drama film directed by Anton Corbijn and written by Luke Davies. It is based on the friendship of Life photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood actor James Dean, starring Robert Pattinson as Stock and Dane DeHaan as Dean.

The film is an American, British, German, Canadian and Australian co-production, produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman from See-Saw Films and Christina Piovesan from First Generation Films with co-financed by Barry Films Production.

Production took place from February to April 2014 in Toronto and Los Angeles. The film had its premiere at 65th Berlin International Film Festival, at Berlinale Special Gala at the Zoo Palast on February 9, 2015. In United States, it was released through a simultaneous limited theatrical release and video on demand on December 4, 2015 by Cinedigm.

Life (1920 film)

Life is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Travers Vale and written by William A. Brady based upon the play Life by Thompson Buchanan. The film stars Nita Naldi, Hubert Druce, Jack Mower, J.H. Gilmour, Arline Pretty, and Leeward Meeker. The film was released on November 13, 1920, by Paramount Pictures.

Life (gamer)

Lee Seung-Hyun is a professional StarCraft II player from South Korea who plays Zerg under the alias Life. He is currently on the Korean team Afreeca Freecs, which he joined in January 2016. He has also played for StarTale and KT Rolster.

On April 21, 2016 South Korean prosecutors announced that they were charging Life, along with Bbyong, with matchfixing.

Life (Sigma album)

Life is the debut studio album by English drum and bass duo Sigma. It was released on 4 December 2015 through 3 Beat Records.

Life (2017 film)

Life is an upcoming American science fiction thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hiroyuki Sanada. It is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2017 by Columbia Pictures.

Life (Divinity Angels of Rock album)

Life is the debut studio album of the rock band Divinity Angels of Rock. It was released in 1999, under the record label The Orchard.

Usage examples of "life".

That quest was abetted by a sympathetic schoolteacher, Rebecca, who saw in the lad a glimmering hope that occasionally there might be resurrection from a bitter life sentence in the emotionally barren and aesthetically vitiated Kentucky hamlet, and who ultimately seduced him.

So that meseems thou mayest abide here in a life far better than wandering amongst uncouth folk, perilous and cruel.

The results are abnormally developed brains, delicate forms, sensitive nerves and shortened lives.

Despite a conservative training--or because of it, for humdrum lives breed wistful longings of the unknown--he swore a great oath to scale that avoided northern cliff and visit the abnormally antique gray cottage in the sky.

Even so dressed, James Ludlow managed to look slightly out of place, very like a man who was too refined for life aboard a ship.

Pender then went on to describe life aboard the ship for all of the hands, pleading with the admiral to intercede and put an end to this tyranny.

As to them of the Dry Tree, though some few of them abode in the kingdom, and became great there, the more part of them went back to the wildwood and lived the old life of the Wood, as we had found them living it aforetime.

To her all the wreckage of the slums, all the woe lying beneath gilded life, all the abominations, all the tortures that remain unknown, were carried.

A period of wandering as a nomad, often as undertaken by Aborigines who feel the need to leave the place where they are in contact with white society, and return for spiritul replenishment to their traditional way of life.

But no human being loved the aborigines more, nor stood ready to lay down her life for them if it were necessary.

The central issue was whether Roe had a right to abort her baby although her life was not at risk.

I do not dispense abortifacients except in extreme cases when the life of mother and child both are at risk.

She lived such an athletic life that she often had abrasions and cuts where a surfboard had clipped her.

Out of the rubble of this body, I created Abraxas anew, Abraxas the perfect god, the giver of life, the force of good and evil, because it was my destiny to do so.

But against the defects of this quality he was guarded by the openness of mind which results from the effort to improve and to keep abreast of the times in which one lives.