life force


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life force

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

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.
In fact, they are not even aware they are draining a person of his life force or energy.
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.
This, to me, is how we live forever--a part of nature mingled with the life force.
The body must have a "healing crisis" in which the life force cleanses the body by eliminating accumulated "toxins".
Outnumbering paid staff by four to one, our volunteers really are the life force which drives our organisation.
The key to biodynamics is about life force and the energy that is evoked when one is interconnected with the whole of the cosmos.
Summary: Stemming from the deep-rooted belief that mothers constitute the life force of any family and home, Midas, one of Jordan's leading furniture retail outlets, deems Mother's Day a vital occasion for customers to convey their affection and gratitude to their mothers.
vital energy, life force, Chi or Qi, elan vital, or vitality.
African perceptions of this life force range from its nature and functioning with the individual to its functional integration of action and circumstance.