Definition of 'life'
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Who decides matters of life or death? Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father blurred the distinction between art and life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We attempted to make life as awkward as possible for them. The Sun (2016)That puts lives in danger right now. The Sun (2016)That was the most challenging period of my life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With age comes so much more life experience. The Sun (2016)She is the single most influential person in my life aside from my parents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their life is always full of drama. The Sun (2016)Have you thought about where this scenario would take place in real life? Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can really make a difference to people 's lives. The Sun (2016)It was a place which gave me an appreciation for the arts and life. The Sun (2012)This is a city full of energy and full of life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Others are abusive or continue to make life painful for their offspring. Christianity Today (2000)Their lives are in danger when they are tied up on a ferry. The Sun (2016)It was not an easy period in his life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your life has opened out and you are probably gaining more life experience. The Sun (2016)Who was the most influential person in your life and why? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now see this classic picture book brought to life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are processes in place to turn lives around. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We talked about her life story a lot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She would have said that she lived a full and happy life. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)Feelings implicit in a storytelling can be stirred to life when people sing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)On the plus side there would be all the factors that might make life easier for you. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)But treachery and mistrust will bring her life into danger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has gone through some difficult periods in his life and has always come out with strength. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The very best experience of my life. Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)Who has been the most influential person in your life? Times, Sunday Times (2008)For there is extant a book of his life which tells that he raised a dead man. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Now we are in a bigger place life can move on. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The difference between treating a cancer quickly and delaying for a few months can quite literally be life or death. The Sun (2016)His candid musings on the nature of life and art are also challenging - is all great art accidental? Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'life'
British English: life /laɪf/ NOUN
Life is the quality which people, animals, and plants have when they are not dead.
...a baby's first minutes of life.
- American English: life
- Arabic: حَيَاْةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: vida
- Chinese: 生命
- Croatian: život
- Czech: život
- Danish: liv
- Dutch: leven
- European Spanish: vida biología
- Finnish: elämä
- French: vie
- German: Leben
- Greek: ζωή
- Italian: vita esistenza
- Japanese: 生命
- Korean: 생명
- Norwegian: liv
- Polish: życie
- European Portuguese: vida
- Romanian: viață
- Russian: жизнь
- Spanish: vida
- Swedish: liv
- Thai: ชีวิต
- Turkish: yaşam
- Ukrainian: життя
- Vietnamese: cuộc sống
Definition of life from the Collins English Dictionary
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