good life

noun

Definition of good life 

: a life marked by a high standard of living

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Synonyms for good life

Synonyms

American dream

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Examples of good life in a Sentence

vowed to live the good life if he ever won the lottery

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Our commitment to the work ethic, meant to help us live the good life, is actually keeping us from doing so. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Work: The New Political Breakthrough," 20 Nov. 2018 That's right, folks, Venus is living the good life — this celestial body is all about luxury. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What the Position of Venus in Your Birth Chart Means for You," 31 July 2018 Many Northern Sky shows play variations on this theme of an outsider (re)discovering the good life in rural Wisconsin; many of those shows have more textured characters, compelling storylines and accompanying music than this one. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Door County theaters add stories and sparkle to summer nights," 11 July 2018 Jennifer Aniston Who appears to have the best life on Instagram? Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Alli Webb Has Opened Over a Hundred Drybars," 26 June 2018 More from Carl Nolte Local // Native SonSF’s legacy restaurants hang on amid changing tastes The Chronicle’s list of the 100 best restaurants came out the other day, dessert in a region obsessed with food and the good life. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Online search opens door to unforgettable meeting with relatives in Ireland," 16 June 2018 But John is living the good life on Lake Travis with his family and three World Series rings. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs Q&A: Why not play Albert Almora Jr. more? Where is Eddie Butler?," 12 June 2018 If Yale’s popular course on happiness is a scholarly way to the good life, Thacker’s might be the opposite. Betsy Morais, The New Yorker, "Scholarly Advice for Dark Times," 10 Oct. 2011 Ralph’s parents emigrated from Belarus and settled in New York, trying to find that better life, if not for themselves then for their children. Vogue, "Oprah Reflects on 50 Years of Ralph Lauren Defining American Style," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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