life ring

noun

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Examples of life ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ellison can be seen taking off his shoes, jumping in, and leading the woman to safety with an inflatable life ring that was tossed into the water. Fox News, "British diplomat praised as hero after dramatic rescue of drowning woman in China," 17 Nov. 2020 No matter your society or culture, some aspects of life ring true for all of us. Breann Birkenbuel, National Geographic, "30 phenomenal vintage pictures from the Nat Geo archives," 23 Oct. 2020 Maxwell grabbed the garment and pulled him to the surface, dragging him about 75 feet to a life ring that had been thrown into the bay. Ryan Blethen, The Seattle Times, "Maple Valley man, Olympia woman awarded Carnegie Medal for heroism," 24 Sep. 2019 But at the second snorkeling spot, a helpful crew member offered to pull around a life ring for Zephyr to hold. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "How to travel solo with your child (so you both actually enjoy it)," 6 Sep. 2019 Immediately after Mannar disappeared, people on scene threw a life ring into the water, and Crater Lake hospitality staff took a small boat out to the area to help search. oregonlive.com, "Crater Lake drowning victim identified as 27-year-old OSU student," 20 Aug. 2019 Donovan said a life ring was dropped into the water for the woman to hold onto. NBC News, "Video shows rescue of cruise-ship passenger in wheelchair who fell from dock into water," 17 Aug. 2019 Michael heaved a life ring to him and pulled him to the Alona Rahab. Earl Swift, Outside Online, "The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C.," 20 June 2018 The crime was the theft of a $75 life ring from the new pier at Painesville Township Park, which is managed by Lake Metroparks. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "Family files federal lawsuit in Cleveland Corner Alley police shooting," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of life ring

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2020

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“Life ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20ring. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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