Definition of 'real life'
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Another fat cat who does not understand what real life is like for most of us. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Just as in real life, nobody should be denied freedom of speech online. Computing (2010)Not in actual real life. The Sun (2016)That's like real life, too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Do you have a real life story to share? The Sun (2014)So what are his teeth like in real life? The Sun (2013)Some of them are real people leading real lives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And what a shock to see the chamber actually reflecting real life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She is also a real life heroine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He makes up for it by touching as many famous people in real life as possible. The Sun (2012)People who also exist in real life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Does it clarify the text for them and help them to see what implementation looks like in real life? Christianity Today (2000)This also applies to real life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes banking and real life just don't mix. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His reputation will be decided in terms of real lives, not fictional characters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here, real life parodies the fantasy lifestyle depicted on the posters. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Just like in real life, football is divisive in video games. The Sun (2008)So it's not that games are getting more like real life. AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003)What was the connection between his splendid aims and people 's real lives? Times, Sunday Times (2013)TV people think that if they say two years real life will just fit in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It aims to make sound seem to come from above and below you, just as in real life. The Sun (2016)In real life, the story 's end was very different. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's very hard to convince yourself that it's actually real life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I always think that a spell of time in the real world helps a sportsman to deal not only with real life but also with real sport. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Tagline Inspired by a true story of real-life heroes. The Sun (2016)She will lead from real-life experience because she's a winner. The Sun (2016)This signifies a fear about losing control of a real-life situation. The Sun (2010)Road is a gripping real-life story of modern heroes. The Sun (2014)The students could get real-life experience trying to explain that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The team play as if each international is an exercise in putting into practice real-life situations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was not based on my real-life experiences. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Taking power in real-life situations often involves a conscious choice to face danger. Trauma and Recovery (1992)But this real-life experience did him no good. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was taking a real-life situation and having some fun. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But their real-life experience of hostage rescue is limited. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was quite surreal for her to be in a real-life situation like that. The Sun (2011)Based on the real-life experiences of mine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But real-life situations are generally far more complex than our simple examples. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)We also need to be confident that these systems have the power to work in myriad real-life situations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Let's hope the film is just as gripping as the real-life story. The Sun (2012)That's why we use primarily contemporary drama based on real-life experiences. Christianity Today (2000)It's a real-life experience for millions. The Sun (2012)We learnt about real-life situations, not to judge people and how to listen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He also had first-hand experience of real-life politics. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Luckily, no real-life situation has presented itself so far. The Sun (2016)And we know how much the Academy loves a story about a real-life person with a strong social message. Times, Sunday Times (2015)List the phrases that you feel will be most helpful in your journal and give yourself another tick when you have used them in a real-life situation. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)You can either use real-life situations from the past or the present, or you can do an imaginary scene. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)The centre allows students to experience real-life work situations while following a range of journalism, public relations and new media degrees. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Translations for 'real life'
British English: real life NOUN
If something happens in real life, it actually happens and is not just in a story or in someone's imagination.
But that doesn't happen in real life.
Definition of real life from the Collins English Dictionary
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