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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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This exercise is a hands-on and dynamic activity to generate discussion on the generally accepted characteristics of living things.
The majority of the students who are the new beginners in the biology lessons at high school have such incorrect concepts in connection with the living and non-living things and the characteristics of living things as in many subjects that they consider some living things as nonliving things and vice versa.
In large photographs and easy text, this book highlights the characteristics of living things and shows how they are all dependent on non-living things to stay alive.
In Natural Goodness Philippa Foot gives an analysis of the concepts we use to describe the characteristics of living things.
Speaking about common characteristics of living things, the Nobel prize-winning biochemist Jacques Monod once said, "What is true for [the bacterium Escherichia] coli is true for the elephant.
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