Life in a sentence

The word "life" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of life and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Life

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and coöperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.
  • 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.
  • The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from, the life.
  • A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.
  • The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.
  • An essential constituent of life, esp: the blood.
  • A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.
  • Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.
  • Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.
  • living things collectively
  • animation and energy in action or expression
  • the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
  • an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  • a motive for living
  • a living person
  • the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
  • the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living
  • the condition of living or the state of being alive
  • a characteristic state or mode of living
  • the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
  • the period between birth and the present time
  • the period from the present until death
  • a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives

How to use life in a sentence. Life pronunciation.

I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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Life spills faster than the years," he said.
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Kaid ground out their lives like corn between the millstones.
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The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.
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He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.
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He and I are as far apart as the poles, and yet it comes to me now, with a strange conviction, that somehow my life will be linked with that of the drunken Romish chair-maker.
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Out of Shoobra his High Jinks Pasha kennels with his lions and lives with his cellars of gold, as if he was going to take them with him where he's going-and he's going fast.
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It is not civilised life here.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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He had not meant to act yet; but new facts faced him, and he must make one struggle for his life.
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The face of an English girl in that place dedicated to sombre intrigue, to the dark effacement of women, to the darker effacement of life, as he well knew, all too often!
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David's life had suddenly come upon problems for which his whole past was no preparation.
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Or was it his life which had become so still?
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It seemed as if the world must be noiseless, for not a sound of the life in other parts of the Palace came to him, not an echo or vibration of the city which stirred beyond the great gateway.
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His life had been suddenly twisted out of recognition.
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To take a human life, even in battle, was against the code by which he had ever been governed, yet he had taken life secretly, and was hiding it from the world.
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His life, which had seemed suspended, was set free; and an exaltation of sorrow, of pain, of action, possessed him.
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To an European it would have seemed a shameless mockery to have wished joy to this lean, hateful dweller in the between-worlds; to Nahoum it was part of a life which was all ritual and intrigue, gabbling superstition and innate fatalism, decorated falsehood and a brave philosophy.
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He was willing to pay in kind; but what Oriental ever paid a debt without a gift in return, even as a bartering Irishman demands his lucky penny. "So be it, excellency, and my life is thine to spill upon the ground, a scarlet cloth for thy feet.
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I shall take my chances for my life.
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Examples of Life

Example #1
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
Example #2
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #3
And he would say no more, but would walk with me even to my father's door.
Example #4
But the years go on, and friends have an end.
Example #5
David had been long enough in Egypt to know what sort of toiling it was.
Example #6
The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.