Plants, animals, insects, bacteria, viruses, algae, mold and humans all have life: they grow, eat, make waste, change, and reproduce. Rocks and minerals, not doing any of these, do not have life.


pl. of Life.

of Life

pl. of Life.

a. & adv.
Alive; living; with life.


Lives , n.; pl. of Life.


Lives , a. & adv. [Orig. a genitive sing. of life.] Alive; living; with life. [Obs.] " Any lives creature." Chaucer.

pl. of Life.

Alive; living; with life.


Usage Examples

A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone.

Abraham Lincoln comes from nothing, has no education, no money, lives in the middle of nowhere on the frontier. And despite the fact that he suffers one tragedy and one setback after another, through sheer force of will, he becomes something extraordinary: not only the president but the person who almost single-handedly united the country.

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination.

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

A lot of songs are empowering because everybody who has been through a hard time in a relationship or in their lives can relate to it.

A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.

A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.


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