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life force

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é•lan vi•tal

(Fr. eɪ lɑ̃ viˈtal)
n.
(esp. in Bergsonian philosophy) the vital or creative force in all organisms that is responsible for growth and evolution.
[1905–10; < French: literally, vital ardor]
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Noun1.life force - (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
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life force

noun
The vital principle or animating force within living beings:
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From the moment she recognized that dear, loved face, a new life force took possession of her and compelled her to speak and act apart from her own will.
Then my brain telegraphed that it was the forerunner of a swift-striding gloom which there was yet time to escape if I would force my thoughts away from it, as a man leaping for life forces his body forward and away from the fall of a wall.
I am also finding that, while from my perspective Bowen work does have an impact on the body's energy systems through communicating with trigger and acupoints, it is AEH--EA that 'takes it home' when it comes to unblocking stagnant life force, a key to healing from the inside out.
Chris Rawstron, of Irwin Mitchell, previously managing partner of DLA Piper'sBirminghamoffice,described Jeremy as 'a life force and a real character.' .' Jeremy's funeral will take place at Woodlands Crematorium, Coleshill, on January 9, at 2pm.
Tom Blaschko begins by investigating the concepts of life force (how souls connect), life energy (the energy that powers the soul), and the type of information or messages passed between the chakras.
When I consider the adverse conditions under which life has shown itself-giant clams, mussels, tubeworms etc, living on sulphur instead of oxygen in submarine "black smokers", creatures living in dark caves or microbes deeply buried-it is hard not to think that there must be a life force, which, when a suitable organic chemical arrangement presents itself, invades it and turns it into a living thing.
I think I'd like to be a part of the world from which I sprang--part of the dark earth and the bright flowers; embodied by doodlebugs and mockingbirds; my life force driving up through the new trees, the bamboo and the vast expanses of grass."
Perhaps he told you a sorrowful tale, averring truth To gain your trust, dissembling about his tragic youth Step by stealthy step this genial rogue evolved to a rogue gene Which multiplied and spread: silent, sinuous, unseen Draining your life force. A thief in the night Sapping your strength.
"(The) QiPillow is scientifically designed to help sofa lovers improve their comfort in sofas and beds, and maintain their well-being and Qi--the innate life force." bodyryzm.com
It is administered by laying on hands and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive, he said.
Disease is a disturbance of a life force, demonstrated by tension, rigidity or congestion somewhere in the body, for example, the muscles.