lifeblood


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Synonyms for lifeblood

animating force

Words related to lifeblood

the blood considered as the seat of vitality

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an essential or life-giving force

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Mr Holland said freedom of the press is the lifeblood of democracy.
Cay (Anatolian tea that rhymes with buy) is to Turks what coffee is to Americans -- the caffeinated lifeblood of society.
While electricity is vital to keeping American society functioning, it is the true lifeblood of the computer industry.
As one of the largest industrial enterprises in medieval Europe it merits a full study; as the source of the finest and most stable coinage in Europe and the Levant it merits a full study; as provider of the steady lifeblood of Venice's commercial empire it merits a full study.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of our economy.
Information is the lifeblood of today's enterprise, regardless of size and geography," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance.
If they are still believers (and most seem not to be), there has to be a special curse on the blood money they will receive from the lifeblood of the Catholic church, which is really the lifeblood of the poor and disabled.
Through most of the twentieth century, American business has functioned based on the paradigm of adversary transactions, squeezing the lifeblood out of all that unknowingly fall victim.
Created in three sections, the work is a time machine that connects artists across generations, a vivid exhibition of the ways that the arts--particularly popular arts--carry the lifeblood of cultural memory.
The nationwide campaign is called lifeblood, and this gives a clue as to why the advert is a such a turn-off - particularly to the likes of me, who are squeamish when it comes to the sight of blood.
Great stories, told simply in brisk journalistic style, are the lifeblood of every great newspaper.
The successful Lifeblood clinical trial marks the beginning of an enduring partnership with Luminetx, Dr.
Their support is the lifeblood of a small-circulation arts publication such as ours.
Your participation--whether it's subscribing, contributing, or just sending us a "thanks for waging the good fight" e-mail every once in a while--is the lifeblood of all we do.
The sad fact is that just as oil is the lifeblood of Western economies, oil revenue is often the lifeblood of tyranny: Oil-rich regimes that finance terrorism and preach intolerance are sustained by what we spend on gasoline and heating oil.