life goes on


: the activities of life continue
Despite the political upheaval, for most people life goes on as usual.

Examples of life goes on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While things change over the decades within and without the walls of the Metropol — people grow up or grow old, rulers die and are replaced, relationships deepen among characters and characters relate differently to their circumstances — life goes on. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 We may not have been acknowledged tonight but life goes on, and BEYOND….. Zack Sharf, Variety, 11 Mar. 2024 These days, life goes on at a slow pace in picturesque Frombork, but in the 16th century, a revolution happened here, not a bloody one, but the Copernican Revolution. Danuta Hamlin, Fox News, 18 Feb. 2024 Some of the shots show quotidian activities, suggesting that life goes on, oblivious to the past. Nina Siegal, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 McDonald’s presence is a reminder that life goes on no matter what happens on fall Saturdays. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Of course, the regime going to great lengths to maintain the impression that life goes on as normal, and to a degree, this is true: formally, in 2023, the country’s GDP and real incomes of the population are growing. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 1 Dec. 2023 That life goes on, and cars still roll by, and people trudge past places which, though history has happened in them, are still places where human time reigns—this is a truth rendered only more urgent by its obviousness. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2023 And while the court case is happening, life goes on at home for mother and son, an inevitably uneasy setup (with a pivotal role played by Daniel’s dog, Snoop). Nicolas Rapold, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023

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“Life goes on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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