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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Nestled in Monterey, California with panoramic views of the ocean, these ladies live the good life (not counting the insane drama, of course). Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Huge Mansions in Big Little Lies Are Actually Filled With Discount Pieces," 14 Mar. 2019 And beyond its title, the movie is a story about assimilation, immigration, Rachel’s mother’s struggle to move to America to give her child a better life. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians’ crazy rich success could mean more stories about less crazy rich Asian-American people.," 21 Dec. 2018 Those families crossed the border, settled in tight-knit communities, maintained native traditions and labored to give their children a better life. Brian Straus, SI.com, "United States of El Tri: Mexico Owns America's World Cup Spotlight," 30 May 2018 Mom and Dad: Worked so hard to give me a better life. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "This Might Be Hannah Baker's Most Shocking Secret in "13 Reasons Why" Season 2," 24 May 2018 There are so many opportunities for John DeLorean to make better life decisions. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The New DeLorean Biopic Is About Way More Than Cars," 1 May 2019 Aid groups were shocked by the seemingly absurd prospect of a naval operation without any boats, and lambasted the EU for abandoning people trying to make the perilous crossing from Libya in search of better lives or refuge in Europe. Lorne Cook, The Seattle Times, "EU extends anti-migrant smuggler mission, without ships," 29 Mar. 2019 Not a single animal on this planet has a better life than those cats. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About Lexi Wood, Brooklyn Beckham's New Boo," 9 Apr. 2018 Ed had led a good life in Zimbabwe before land reform. Karan Mahajan, The New Republic, "After the Strongman," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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