good life

noun

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 And at its core, making America great is a commitment to ensuring that everyone can have a good life. Keeanga-yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker, "A Black Lives Matter Founder on Building Modern Movements," 18 Jan. 2021 Economic change often occasions a shift in our moral thinking, our vision of a good life. Jonathan Malesic, The New Republic, "You Don’t Have to Love Your Job," 21 Jan. 2021 In ancient times, truth was connected to goodness — truth was what led you to a good life. The Salt Lake Tribune, "What you may not know about Mormon historian Richard Bushman — for one, he was agnostic when he went on his mission," 31 Dec. 2020 Seneca said the only reason to study philosophy is to figure out how to have a happy and good life. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, "Why Is Everyone Reading The Stoics?," 9 Jan. 2021 Simon-Thomas joined a team from the GGSC in December to select the 10 research findings from 2020 that shed light on the good life, and offer a positive road map for weathering the months and years to come. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, "10 things we learned in 2020 about living the good life," 5 Jan. 2021 Bill Belichick has been living the good life in the NFL for the last two decades. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "No one feels sorry for Bill Belichick. But what about his sideline phone?," 29 Dec. 2020 Sundance, a fluffy orange tabby living the good life in a San Antonio apartment, had been missing for four months. ExpressNews.com, "Express Briefing: SpaceX’s Starship explodes on landing, still considered a success," 10 Dec. 2020 Yet another good life lesson about never assuming anything or taking any relationship for granted. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, "Save for later," 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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16 Feb 2021

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“Good life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20life. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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