: indicating that life has value : positive and optimistic
Even though the heroine dies at the end, her struggle for a better world gives the movie a life-affirming message.

Examples of life-affirming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The thread’s original poster had asked for life-affirming movie recommendations. Billy Perrigo, TIME, 15 Apr. 2024 Poor Things, his latest and most life-affirming work, is no exception — and the Academy has taken notice. Allaire Nuss,, 8 Mar. 2024 Its poster girl might be Julia Roberts on a life-affirming voyage around Italy, India and Bali in the film version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel Eat, Pray, Love, or Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in The Holiday, memorably swapping Surrey and Los Angeles homes in the grip of heartbreak. Jessica Burrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Feb. 2024 Although Joe Flacco won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award for his late-season stint with the Cleveland Browns, there was another life-affirming story which this NFL season will be remembered for. Ben Morse, CNN, 17 Feb. 2024 No matter the reason, the effect is life-affirming humble charm, with the show devoting a large chunk of time to local charities while showcasing Rosenthal's boundless enthusiasm for every taste, sight, and cultural tidbit from his destinations (Austin to Croatia, Seoul to London)., 10 Nov. 2023 Pantone’s Classic Blue Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 is ‘life-affirming’ Living Coral How, exactly, does a ‘Color of the Year’ get chosen? Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 This is a hard look at the effects of childhood trauma, crime and punishment, and, on a more life-affirming note, some very tough kids, particularly one 14-year-old who led his friends out of the darkness but never really received his due. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 3 Dec. 2023 Watch a loving grandma, pup rescue, life-affirming news, and more below. Carissa Quiambao, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023

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“Life-affirming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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