lifelong

adjective
life·​long | \ ˈlīf-ˌlȯŋ How to pronounce lifelong (audio) \

Definition of lifelong

1 : lasting or continuing through life a lifelong friendship

Examples of lifelong in a Sentence

He had a lifelong love of nature.
Recent Examples on the Web Among his first stars was Joe Morgan, who became a Hall of Famer and remained a lifelong friend. Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2021 To his left was alto sax player Shirley Hetland from Valley City, N.D., who would become a lifelong friend. Star Tribune, 3 July 2021 Among his first stars was Joe Morgan, who became a Hall of Famer and remained a lifelong friend. Ronald Blum, ajc, 3 July 2021 Among his first stars was Joe Morgan, who became a Hall of Famer and remained a lifelong friend. BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2021 Her lifelong friend, Fabian Núñez, 52, along with his husband, Andrés Galfrascoli, a plastic surgeon, and their young daughter, Sofía, are among the missing. Bryan Mena, WSJ, 3 July 2021 Jason studied accounting at the University of Missouri-Columbia, became a CPA for an international firm, then left to start small franchise businesses with a lifelong friend. Forbes Partner Releases, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The 29-year-old has said being selected would fulfill a lifelong dream. BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2021 Youngblood took the leap after she was laid off from her job at a health insurance company last summer and received enough severance pay to fulfill a lifelong dream. Karen Kaplan Science And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of lifelong

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jul 2021

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“Lifelong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lifelong. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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lifelong

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lifelong

: continuing or lasting through a person's life

lifelong

adjective
life·​long | \ ˈlīf-ˌlȯŋ How to pronounce lifelong (audio) \

Kids Definition of lifelong

: continuing through life a lifelong friendship

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