in the land of the living

idiom

informal
: not dead : alive
I hadn't heard from him for years and was glad to find him still in the land of the living.

Examples of in the land of the living in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Eisenstein perused the exhibits, a security guard followed him — a sign that something was amiss in the land of the living. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 27 July 2023 Perhaps the Jawas found Bane and plugged him into something to keep him in the land of the living. Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2022

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“In the land of the living.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20land%20of%20the%20living. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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