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(名词) 
Definition
the state or quality that identifies living beings, characterized chiefly by growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli
a newborn baby's first minutes of life
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being
the complex process by which the novel is brought into being
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breath
Here is no light, no breath, no warm flesh.
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entity
key periods of national or cultural entity and development
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viability
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sentience
(名词) 
Definition
all living things collectively
Is there life on Mars?
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living things
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creatures
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organisms
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living beings
(名词) 
Definition
the remainder or extent of one's life
He spent the last fourteen years of his life in retirement.
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lifetime
During my lifetime I haven't got round to much travelling.
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time
I wouldn't change anything if I had my time again.
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days
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course
In the course of the 1930s, steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
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span
The batteries had a life span of six hours.
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duration
the duration of the trial
,
(名词) 
Definition
a present condition or mode of existence
How did you adjust to college life?
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way of life
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conduct
Other people judge you by your conduct.
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behaviour
This process modifies the cell's behaviour.
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lifestyle
(名词) 
Definition
liveliness or high spirits
The town itself was full of life and character.
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liveliness
Some may enjoy the liveliness of such a restaurant.
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activity
There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
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energy
At 65 years old, her energy is wonderful.
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spirit
They played with spirit.
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go (informal)
Considering her age, she still has a lot of go in her.
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pep
They need something to put the pep back in their lives.
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sparkle
There was little sparkle in their performance.
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vitality
He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
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animation
They both spoke with animation.
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vigour
He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
He played with great vigour.
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verve
He played with great style and verve.
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get-up-and-go (informal)
She's got more get-up-and-go than anyone I know.
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oomph (informal)
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brio
The performance was full of brio.
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vivacity
She danced past, bubbling with vivacity.
(名词) 
Definition
a biography
It was his aim to write a life of John Paul Jones.
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biography
an unauthorised biography
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story
a popular love story with a happy ending
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history
I studied her history closely.
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profile
The newspaper published comparative profiles of the candidates.
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confessions
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autobiography
He published his autobiography last autumn.
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life story
(名词) 
Definition
the length of time that something is active or functioning
The repairs did not increase the life of the equipment.
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period of usefulness
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existence
Public worries about accidents are threatening the very existence of the nuclear power industry.
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(名词) 
Definition
a source of strength, animation, or vitality
He's sucked the life out of her.
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spirit
the real spirit of the revolutionary movement
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heart
She loved his brilliance and his generous heart.
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soul
Such memories stirred in his soul.
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essence
Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
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core
He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
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lifeblood
Coal and steel were the region's lifeblood.
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moving spirit
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vital spark
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animating spirit
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élan vital (French)
(名词) 
Definition
a living person or being
Thousands of lives will be saved.
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person
Sam's the only person who can do the job.
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human
The drug has not yet been tested on humans.
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individual
the rights and responsibilities of the individual
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soul
a tiny village of only 100 souls
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human being
not to hear a fellow human being's voice
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mortal
impossible needs for any mere mortal to meet

习语

See come to life

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引文

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more; it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing
[William ShakespeareMacbeth]
The unexamined life is not worth living [Socrates]Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards [Søren Kierkegaard]Life is a comedy to those that think, and a tragedy to those that feel [Horace WalpoleLetter to Anne, Countess of Upper Ossory]Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot [Charlie Chaplin]Life is long to the miserable, but short to the happy [Publilius SyrusSententiae]The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale [Richard DawkinsThe Blind Watchmaker]Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional qualities [James JeansThe Mysterious Universe]Life is an abnormal business [Eugène IonescoThe Rhinoceros]Life is fired at us point blank [José Ortega y Gasset]There is only one minute in which you are alive, this minute - here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. Which is exactly what it is - a miracle and unrepeatable [Storm Jameson]Look to this day
For it is life, the very life of life
[The Sufi]
In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world - but shall smile at the infinite delight and mystery of it [William Saroyan]Man is born to live, not to prepare for life [Boris PasternakDoctor Zhivago]What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time; it is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset [Crowfoot, a great hunter of the BlackfootLast words]Oh, what a day-to-day business life is [Jules LaforgueComplainte sur certains ennuis]Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! [Friedrich NietzscheDie fröhliche Wissenschaft]Life is just one damned thing after another [Frank Ward O'Malley]Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television [Woody AllenHusbands and Wives]Lift not the painted veil which those who live
Call Life
[Percy Bysshe ShelleySonnet]
Life is one long process of getting tired [Samuel ButlerNotebooks]There is no wealth but life [John RuskinUnto This Last]Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time [Jean Paul RichterLevana]Life isn't all beer and skittles [Thomas HughesTom Brown's Schooldays]Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about [Oscar WildeLady Windermere's Fan]The meaning of life is that it stops [Franz Kafka]It is the essence of life that it exists for its own sake [A.N. WhiteheadNature and Life]Old and young, we are all on our last cruise [Robert Louis StevensonVirginibus Puerisque]Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed [Samuel JohnsonRasselas]'Tis all a chequer-board of nights and days
Where Destiny with men for pieces plays;
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the closet lays
[Edward FitzgeraldThe Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám]
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul
[Henry Wadsworth LongfellowA Psalm of Life]

其他同义词

in the sense of activity
Definition
the state of being active
There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
in the sense of animation
Definition
liveliness and enthusiasm
They both spoke with animation.
同义词
pep,
welly (slang),
ardour (old-fashioned),
vibrancy,
zing (informal),
briskness,
sprightliness,
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
in the sense of autobiography
Definition
an account of a person's life written by that person
He published his autobiography last autumn.
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