good life


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 Poverty forced successive generations to seek a better life elsewhere. Stephen Heyman, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Road Trip Through Auvergne’s Natural Wineries and Charming Bistros," 11 Nov. 2019 Their stories as individuals seeking a better life, and as groups fleeing poverty and violence in parts of Central America, the Middle East and Africa, are human and relatable. Los Angeles Times, "First-rate immigrant stories are all over TV. You just need to know where to look," 18 Oct. 2019 The island’s economic stagnation and lack of opportunity have continued to spur an outflow of Cubans seeking better lives, especially young people. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "In Its Fight with Venezuela, the Trump Administration Takes Aim at Cuba," 10 Oct. 2019 Altered Carbon’s Martha Higareda stars as Marisol, a pregnant woman living in Mexico who dreams of a better life in the United States. Anne Cohen,, "Hulu’s Culture Shock Turns The American Dream Into An Immigration Horror Nightmare," 5 July 2019 Our parents were doing this to give us a better life. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "“She tried to become legal and it just became a nightmare:” A DACA recipient’s deportation and her family’s search to find her in Mexico," 3 Nov. 2019 Two decades have passed since Agnes traveled across the world to give her two children a better life. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Kwity Paye escaped civil war. Now he stars for Michigan football," 7 Oct. 2019 Her parents, Yadira Alvarez and Federico Felipe Morales, had come from Mexico seeking a better life. Caitlin Keating,, "Nationwide Heartbreak: Remembering the 34 Victims of the California Boat Fire," 8 Sep. 2019 The classic -- or stereotypical -- immigrant story is that of the young person who dreams of a better life and rises to fame and fortune. Dallas News, "In Plano artist Jenney Chang's brush paintings, East and West come together," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of good life

1937, in the meaning defined above

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5 Dec 2019

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“Good life.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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