right to life

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Noun1.right to life - the right to live
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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he can't touch you: you have a right to live where you please.
It's only women who have a right to live as long as that."
"Everyone has the right to live as long as he can."
Never before had he so yearned for life as in this moment that he had so effectively forfeited his right to live. The men were nearing him.
As though by common assent they fought, as though to determine once and for all their right to live, in accordance with the law of the survival of the fittest.
My child has not the right to live that a rich mother's child has."
As to our mode of life, every man has a right to live in the best way he can; and to make himself as comfortable as he can, or he is an unnatural scoundrel.
It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live. To appeal to her, was made hopeless by her having no sense of pity, even for herself.
Polina has a perfect right to live where she chooses.
In fact, from the people's point of view, the right to live without working is in itself a privilege.
This, too, I learned, and quickly, for I felt somehow a wild desire to vindicate myself in Wolf Larsen's eyes, to prove my right to live in ways other than of the mind.
Sir, I have stood at the door and heard her whipped, when it seemed as if every blow cut into my naked heart, and I couldn't do anything to help her; and she was whipped, sir, for wanting to live a decent Christian life, such as your laws give no slave girl a right to live; and at last I saw her chained with a trader's gang, to be sent to market in Orleans,--sent there for nothing else but that,--and that's the last I know of her.