the state or quality that identifies living beings, characterized chiefly by growth, reproduction, and response to stimulia newborn baby's first minutes of life
all living things collectivelyIs there life on Mars?
living things, , , ,
the remainder or extent of one's lifeHe spent the last fourteen years of his life in retirement.
During my lifetime I haven't got round to much travelling.
I wouldn't change anything if I had my time again.
In the course of the 1930s, steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
The batteries had a life span of six hours.
the duration of the trial
a present condition or mode of existenceHow did you adjust to college life?
liveliness or high spiritsThe town itself was full of life and character.
Some may enjoy the liveliness of such a restaurant.
There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
At 65 years old, her energy is wonderful.
They played with spirit.
Considering her age, she still has a lot of go in her.
They need something to put the pep back in their lives.
There was little sparkle in their performance.
He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
They both spoke with animation.
He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
He played with great vigour.
verve, , ,
He played with great style and verve.
get-up-and-go (informal), ,
She's got more get-up-and-go than anyone I know.
The performance was full of brio.
She danced past, bubbling with vivacity.
a biographyIt was his aim to write a life of John Paul Jones.
an unauthorised biography
a popular love story with a happy ending
I studied her history closely.
The newspaper published comparative profiles of the candidates.
He published his autobiography last autumn.
the length of time that something is active or functioningThe repairs did not increase the life of the equipment.
a source of strength, animation, or vitalityHe's sucked the life out of her.
the real spirit of the revolutionary movement
She loved his brilliance and his generous heart.
Such memories stirred in his soul.
Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
Coal and steel were the region's lifeblood.
élan vital (French)
a living person or beingThousands of lives will be saved.
Sam's the only person who can do the job.
The drug has not yet been tested on humans.
the rights and responsibilities of the individual
a tiny village of only 100 souls
not to hear a fellow human being's voice
impossible needs for any mere mortal to meet
See come to life
See for dear life
See give your life
See that's life
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 – Macbeth]The unexamined life is not worth livingLife can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwardsLife is a comedy to those that think, and a tragedy to those that feel – Letter to Anne, Countess of Upper Ossory]Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shotLife is long to the miserable, but short to the happy – Sententiae]The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale – The Blind Watchmaker]Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional qualities – The Mysterious Universe]Life is an abnormal business – The Rhinoceros]Life is fired at us point blankThere 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 unrepeatableLook 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 itMan is born to live, not to prepare for life – Doctor 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 – Last words]Oh, what a day-to-day business life is – Complainte sur certains ennuis]Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! – Die fröhliche Wissenschaft]Life is just one damned thing after anotherLife doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television – Husbands and Wives]Lift not the painted veil which those who live
Call Life – Sonnet]Life is one long process of getting tired – Notebooks]There is no wealth but life – Unto This Last]Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time – Levana]Life isn't all beer and skittles – Tom Brown's Schooldays]Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about – Lady Windermere's Fan]The meaning of life is that it stopsIt is the essence of life that it exists for its own sake – Nature and Life]Old and young, we are all on our last cruise – Virginibus Puerisque]Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed – Rasselas]'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 – The 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 – A Psalm of Life]
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in the sense of activity
the state of being activeThere is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
in the sense of animation
liveliness and enthusiasmThey both spoke with animation.
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
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