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lives

 (līvz)
n.
Plural of life.

lives

(laɪvz)
n
the plural of life

life

(laɪf)

n., pl. lives (līvz),
adj. n.
1. the general condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, a means of reproduction, and internal regulation in response to the environment.
2. the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual: to risk one's life; a long life.
3. a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul: eternal life.
4. the general or universal condition of human existence: Life is like that.
5. any specified period of animate existence: a couple in middle life.
6. the period of existence, activity, or effectiveness of something inanimate, as a machine, lease, or play.
7. a living being: Several lives were lost in the fire.
8. living things collectively: insect life.
9. a particular aspect of existence: an active sex life.
10. the course of existence or sum of experiences and actions that constitute a person's existence.
11. a biography: a life of Willa Cather.
12. animation; liveliness; spirit: The party was full of life.
13. resilience; elasticity.
14. the force that makes or keeps something alive; the vivifying or quickening principle.
15. a mode or manner of existence, as in the world of affairs or society.
17. anything or anyone considered to be as precious as life: She was his life.
18. a person or thing that enlivens: the life of the party.
19. effervescence or sparkle, as of wines.
20. pungency or strong, sharp flavor, as of substances when fresh or in good condition.
21. nature or any of the forms of nature as the model or subject of a work of art: drawn from life.
adj.
22. for or lasting a lifetime; lifelong: a life membership in a club; life imprisonment.
23. of or pertaining to animate existence: life functions.
24. working from nature or using a living model: a life drawing.
Idioms:
1. bring to life,
a. to restore to consciousness.
b. to make animated.
c. to imbue with lifelike characteristics.
2. come to life,
a. to recover consciousness.
b. to become animated.
c. to appear lifelike.
3. for dear life, with the most desperate effort possible.
4. for the life of one, even with the utmost effort.
5. get a life, to improve the quality of one's social and professional life: often used in the imperative to express impatience with someone's behavior.
6. not on your life, absolutely not.
7. take one's life in one's hands, to risk death knowingly.
8. to the life, in perfect imitation; exactly.
[before 900; Middle English lif(e); Old English līf, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse līf, Old High German līb life, body; akin to live1]
Translations

lives

pl de life
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You see, Grandpa lives among his books, and doesn't mind much what happens outside.
Before such women as Louise can be understood and their lives made livable, much will have to be done.
I have already received advance orders for a number of my devices from abroad, and as they are destined to save lives I feel that I ought to keep on with my work.
Aline Lebrun lives for Victor, and for Victor alone.
He has the religion of the matter, in believing what is to happen will happen; and with such a consolation, it won't be long afore he submits to the rationality of killing a four-footed beast to save the lives of human men.
I mean," he said hastily, "that you have the same opportunity to direct the lives of these young men into more regular, disciplined channels that I have to regulate and correct their foolish waste of industry and material here.
A woman clings to slight acquaintances when she lives so much alone as I do.
Even people whose lives have been made various by learning, sometimes find it hard to keep a fast hold on their habitual views of life, on their faith in the Invisible, nay, on the sense that their past joys and sorrows are a real experience, when they are suddenly transported to a new land, where the beings around them know nothing of their history, and share none of their ideas-- where their mother earth shows another lap, and human life has other forms than those on which their souls have been nourished.
They knew not that thence would come a better wisdom than could be learned from books, and a better life than could be moulded on the defaced example of other human lives.
But as there are many sorts of provision, so are the methods of living both of man and the brute creation very various; and as it is impossible to live without food, the difference in that particular makes the lives of animals so different from each other.
They too loved and must part from those they loved, the son from his mother, the wife from her husband; and perhaps it was more tragic because their lives were ugly and sordid, and they knew nothing that gave beauty to the world.
Perhaps you are right for yourself," he added after a short pause, "but everyone lives in his own way.