good life


Definition of good life

: a life marked by a high standard of living

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Examples of good life in a Sentence

vowed to live the good life if he ever won the lottery
Recent Examples on the Web The Weber grill and a station wagon were the totems of the suburban good life. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 12 June 2022 Breunig added that to live a good life, people should help others. Fox News, 11 June 2022 How does technology intersect with your lifestyle, career ambitions and aspirations for a good life? A.j. Ghergich, Forbes, 2 May 2022 The shop on Main Street was supposed to be Chykeat Goodley’s ticket to the good life. Janet Wilson, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2022 Tom Clements was enjoying the good life, sipping Peniro beer with vino on the side while hanging out with his dog, when Aaron Rodgers interrupted his longtime quarterback coach’s retirement this offseason. Ryan Wood, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 Both tap into what was long a powerful sales pitch about the good life in the Golden State, where the open road that lies ahead is always better with a little spending cash for a few stops along the way. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2022 Is living a good life compatible with individual happiness? Simon Vozick-levinson, Rolling Stone, 15 Feb. 2022 For Mayorga, that years-old dream of a good life in America feels in tatters. Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of good life was in 1937

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28 Jun 2022

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“Good life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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