good life

noun

Definition of good life 

: a life marked by a high standard of living

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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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Meanwhile, widespread shortages of food and medicine and runaway inflation are sending masses of Venezuelans search of a better life abroad. Scott Smith, Fox News, "Mexico's new president could help ease pressure on Venezuela," 9 July 2018 Meanwhile, widespread shortages of food and medicine and runaway inflation are sending masses of Venezuelans search of a better life abroad. Washington Post, "Mexico’s new president could help ease pressure on Venezuela," 9 July 2018 Mamede, who lives in Potomac, moved here from Brazil in search of a better life. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "U.S. Army Secretary swears in new recruits, talks strategy at Fort Meade," 6 July 2018 Unfortunately for too many Orange County children and their families, food insecurity is standing in the way of a better life. Susan B. Parks, latimes.com, "Food stamps can make the difference for struggling O.C. families, many of them working," 5 July 2018 Abibu’s hopes of a better life abroad are widely shared. The Economist, "Europe is sending African migrants home. Will they stay?," 28 Mar. 2018 Here, like everywhere else in the world, people want the foundations of a good life: a safe and warm home, plentiful food, a healthy family, and strong social ties. Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan, "Dispatch From a "Shithole Country"," 12 Jan. 2018 Pushed by poverty and pulled by the hope of a better life, the residents of the village of Tekani, Bangladesh have for almost a decade been making the trip south to the capital to demand better safety conditions and unpolluted waters. Adam Matthews, Newsweek, "The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet," 13 Aug. 2015 His parents slipped him into Thailand, in the hopes that proper schooling would provide him with a better life than that of his illiterate, impoverished family. Hannah Beech, The Seattle Times, "For some Thai soccer-team members, cave ordeal was only their latest test," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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