mean life


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mean life

n
(General Physics) physics the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, elementary particle, charge carrier, etc; lifetime. It is equal to the half-life divided by 0.693 15. Symbol: τ
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It will mean life more abundant for the manhood of the young boys born and growing up--ay, and life more abundant for the young girls born and growing up to share the lives of the young men."
So soul," continues the Hindoo philosopher, "from the circumstances in which it is placed, mistakes its own character, until the truth is revealed to it by some holy teacher, and then it knows itself to be Brahme." I perceive that we inhabitants of New England live this mean life that we do because our vision does not penetrate the surface of things.
He was a coward, from head to foot; and showed his dastardly nature through his sullenness and mortification, as much as at any time of his mean life.
Twelve years should mean 12 years and life should mean life! I would also like to see capital punishment bought back for murder, attempted murder and drug dealing, and life-means-life sentences for carrying a gun, knife, or machete.
THE drugs the NHS can afford to prescribe can mean life or death.
When capital punishment was abolished, it was stated that life would mean life but we now have "life sentences" of only 23 years, which is an insult to the victims and their families.
The European Court of Human Rights agreed that whole-life sentences breached human rights and the shock ruling led to a national debate over whether life should mean life.
In an emotional interview, Coral Jones spoke of the family's relief that British judges have ruled life sentences should mean life for Britain's worst criminals.
Gaynor, from Aughton, backed the ruling saying she believed "life should mean life".
@wmdarchitecture (Re broadband) @woodandslate saw your article in @dailypostwales yesterday real flipping shame that BT are dragging their heels to help you guys #business @CallyChicken (Re Teen jailed for stabbing friend to death) Life should mean life!
European judges say that life can never mean life, as removing the chance of release for even the most dangerous offenders is a breach of human rights.
THERESA May announced that for killing a police officer life would now mean life. She did not go far enough.