good life


Definition of good life

: a life marked by a high standard of living

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Synonyms for good life


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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The Democratic nominee will have to lay out an agenda to provide all Americans the opportunity to earn a good life. James Carville And Jim Messina, WSJ, "Hand Trump an Anvil, Fellow Democrats," 10 Mar. 2019 The bounty of oil made the model appear workable; Saudis could have both the good life and piety (those who disliked religiosity could always go abroad). The Economist, "Waiting for the backlashCan Muhammad bin Salman’s gamble work?," 21 June 2018 Both had followed other family members in search of a better life to the U.S., with Susan spending several years first in Argentina, and Jeff’s arrival delayed by military service in South Korea. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: Doug Ghim's Professional Move Part Of His Father's 'American Dream'," 20 June 2018 Characters from Fassbinder's other works might have resigned themselves to such a plight, but Jochen's sister shows greater resolve, and her drive to lead a better life enhances the joy of the wedding party. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "When Rainer Werner Fassbinder cheered up," 17 May 2018 Hollywood was adopted by an American couple who were stationed in Japan with the U.S. military and who could offer him a good life in America. Author: Kathryn Tolbert, Anchorage Daily News, "He searched for his Japanese birth mother. He found her – and the restaurant she had named after him.," 11 May 2018 For generations, San Juan de Abajo, an agricultural town in the Pacific Coast state of Nayarit, funneled hundreds of people into Lincoln Heights on the faith that the Eastside neighborhood was a base camp for building a better life. Brittny Mejia,, "They came to L.A. from Mexico for a better life. Now some are finding it — back in Mexico," 6 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, across the globe, Kiwis are living their best lives in yet another destination renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "These Are the World's 10 Happiest Countries," 21 Mar. 2019 Nations that don’t recognize children as central to a good life will face serious economic consequences. Robert C. Hamilton, WSJ, "God Said, ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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likely to have or produce good results

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