life-time


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Noun1.life-time - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
demise, dying, death - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
afterlife, hereafter - life after death
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
References in classic literature ?
It seemed a life-time since he had received that letter from the TRANSCONTINENTAL, a life-time since it was all over and done with and a new page turned.
She little thought, in her life-time, that her prediction would be fullfilled by the wrong woman
It seemed in some previous life-time that Billy had gone away, that another life-time would have to come before he returned.