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Synonyms for life

living things

period of usefulness




come to life


for dear life

give your life


  • lay down your life
  • die
  • sacrifice yourself

that's life


  • that's the way things are
  • that's it
  • that's the way the cookie crumbles

Synonyms for life

Synonyms for life

a characteristic state or mode of living

the experience of being alive


Related Words

the course of existence of an individual

the condition of living or the state of being alive

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 living person

living things collectively

the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones

an account of the series of events making up a person's life

a motive for living

a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives

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In 'Fighting for Dear Life,' David presents thoughtful arguments and practical advice that will help the reader forge an honorable path through the legal, medical, and moral complexities of life.
Webbink will discuss how the software industry is becoming more complicated every day with industry giants hanging on for dear life and Open Source upstarts trying to commoditize just about everything.
The 10-year-old girl plunged into a freezing lake as the surface broke and screamed for dear life as she clung on to a jagged edge.
Gail said: "I love the way Honey is holding on for dear life.
James said: "I kept coming forward against Roberts but every time I got close to him he was hanging on for dear life.
But once the Bulgarians had levelled when midfielder Dimitar Telkiyski took full advantage of Kevin Kilbane's slip five minutes later, the Irish were forced to hang on for dear life.
But the Bulgarians levelled when midfielder Dimitar Telkiyski took full advantage of Kevin Kilbane's slip five minutes later and the Irish were forced to hang on for dear life, Dunne, marshalling his defence to keep out the home side.
When Belle finds out about Liam's drug use, he goes on a bender that leaves Aden hanging on for dear life.
The England fly-half, 20, has been spotted hanging onto the 28-year-old beauty for dear life during their string of recent dates.
TEN-MAN Petershill held on for dear life to line up an away tie at Arthurlie in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
On the more somber side, Niemietz unleashes a heartbreaking rendition of ``What It Means to Be a Friend'' while clutching her notebook for dear life.
Barry put his foot to the floor and with gritted teeth I was holding on for dear life.
And Hammam stressed the Bluebirds will cling on to teenage striker Cameron Jerome - the subject of a pounds 400,000 bid from Sunderland earlier this month - for dear life.
Many people forget the performance that both horse and jockey put in to win the race - Aldaniti jumped magnificently and Bob was shoving and kicking for dear life around the elbow, but the horse kept pulling out more and more to fend off both Royal Mail and Spartan Missile.
Over a year ago, my five-year-old child was told by a security guard at Huddersfield Bus Station to take off his roller boots to go to the toilet - even though he was hanging on to my arm for dear life as he couldn't even walk in them.