life

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlaɪf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/laɪf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(līf )


Inflections of 'life' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": lives
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life

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. had a [long, happy, productive] life
  2. [led, lived] a [long, frugal, long, healthy] life
  3. in a former life
  4. [throughout, during] my whole life
  5. is a part of [daily, everyday] life
  6. is a part of [real, student, adult] life
  7. the pace of modern life
  8. has a battery life of [two hours]
  9. the life of a new [car, computer, product]
  10. spent his life [studying, working, in prison]
  11. was sentenced to life in prison
  12. is the life he chose
  13. [ended, took] his (own) life
  14. took his life into his own hands
  15. risked his life for [her, his job]
  16. lost her life in the [accident, war]
  17. believe in life after death
  18. [several, one-hundred] lives were lost
  19. has saved millions of lives
  20. well, that's life
  21. this is the life!
  22. is living the high life
  23. (living) the life of [a king, luxury]
  24. that's (just) the way life goes (sometimes)
  25. life [sucks, stinks, is great]!
  26. life is full of [hardships, obstacles, ups and downs, moments]
  27. the lives of your [children, friends, family]
  28. your [children's] lives
  29. (your) life on Earth
  30. a [job, partner, friend] for life
  31. is the life (and soul) of the party
  32. brought the [party, class, match] to life
  33. can't [understand, work it out] for the life of me
  34. [hung, held, clung] on for dear life
  35. not on your life!
n as adj
  1. [has, was given, is serving] a life sentence
  2. [purchased, has no] life insurance (policy)
  3. studying the life sciences
  4. the life cycle of a
  5. has a [long, short] life expectancy
  6. is a real-life [elephant, volcano]
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